At a recent meeting with nearby neighbors, we learned that, despite good intentions, the Arboretum has made mistakes, failing to communicate and engage as well as we should have. Our walk has not matched our talk. We have listened. We will keep listening. We are ready for change.
We, the staff and Board of Awbury Arboretum, are collaborating with neighbors to schedule small group discussions regarding existing construction projects. We also are creating new committees, with more opportunities for neighbors as active participants, that will address future projects as well as the composition of the board of directors. We invite you to join us. Please look for meeting dates and times in our upcoming emails and newsletters.
Earlier this year, when we redesigned our logo and selected our new tag line, Nature for All, we meant it. We are committed to free access for our immediate neighbors, for school groups, for Philadelphia households, and for the wider community that travels here from the Greater Philadelphia region, every day, year round, sunrise to sunset.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions or concerns. We welcome your input.
Most sincerely, Heather Zimmerman
Executive Director, email@example.com
A Nature Sanctuary in the
Heart of Germantown
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.
And don’t miss these great recurring events:
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.
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.
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!
Every Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 AM-2:00 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!
Summer and Fall 2021, click to view schedule
Jazz, samba, classical, and more! Join us at the Cope House tented patio for this exciting seriers, created to help musicians impacted by the Covid shutdown.
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.
What Is An Arboretum?
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.