AWBURY Arboretum

A Nature Sanctuary in the
Heart of Germantown

Tucked away in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, Awbury Arboretum is a vibrant landscape with a rich history. Once the private enclave of an extended Quaker family, Awbury Arboretum has been open to the public free of charge as a public park and arboretum for over 100 years. Its 56-acre historic landscape now stands as a green oasis in a densely populated urban environment.

Nature, history, and community intersect at Awbury, and the Awbury Arboretum Association is committed to stewarding the relationships between these three pillars of our mission, and continuing to tell its story.

Please take some time to explore the Arboretum online, and then come experience it in person. We know you’ll be glad you did.

 

The grounds of Awbury are free and open to the public every day, dawn to dusk. Click here to learn more about hours and admission.

Francis Cope House - Awbury Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA

The Francis Cope House

The Cope House is home to Awbury’s administrative offices, as well a social event venue, workshops, dinners, wellness classes, and other community programs.

AdventureWoods

AdventureWoods is a natural materials playground space located in Awbury’s Secret Garden.

The Farm at Awbury

From gardening to goat walks, festivals, workshops, cooperative farming, and much more, there’s always more to discover at The Farm at Awbury.
Wetlands at Awbury Arboretum | Philadelphia, PA

Pond & Meadows

Currently undergoing an exciting restoration, Awbury’s wetlands reflect the plan of landscape architect Arthur Cowell and connects to the Wingohocking Creek.
Visiting Awbury

Upcoming Events

Wellness Classes

Many classes each week; click to view the schedule

Connect with nature and to seek wellness at Awbury!  We invite you to join us for yoga, walking groups, Qigong, Afro House dance, karate, and more!  Visit our website and Facebook page for the latest schedule.

Family Programming w/ Let’s Go Outdoors

Alternating Saturdays and Sundays, click here to view schedule.

In celebration of the Year of Water at Awbury, family programming will be offered in our Pond and Wetlands area. 

After School Programs

September – November 2021

• Archery & Whittling Class

• Intro to Wilderness Survival

Enrollment now open!  Scholarships available

AdventureWoods Open Public Hours

Every Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM, April – October

Awbury’s natural materials playground is free and open every Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting. Kids are free to have fun and learn, all while exercising and enjoying the outdoors!

Sunday Fun Days

Every Sunday from 1:00-4:00 PM, June 6th – October 31st

Every Sunday is a Fun Day at The Farm at Awbury Arboretum!  Free family-friendly activities every weekend: See the goats and chickens, take wellness classes, go on farm tours, and get your hands dirty in gardening workshops.

Blues Concert Series, w/ the Phila Blues Society

One Friday/month, May – Sept 2021, click to view schedule

This summer join the Philadelphia Blues Society for Live Blues Music at the Farm – great bands – great people – great fun!

What Is An Arboretum?

An arboretum is a type of botanical garden dedicated to the collection and study of “woody” plants (trees and shrubs). We like to tell the children who visit for our educational programs to think of an arboretum as a “tree museum.”

To be more specific, an arboretum is a place that has intentionally preserved specific trees and shrubs for educational and scientific purposes. At Awbury Arboretum, visitors are welcome to view and study the specimens in our plant collection at any time during open hours, free of charge. Awbury also provides educational classes and events for all ages with a mission to connect our community to the Arboretum’s landscape.

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Maps Of Awbury Arboretum