Temple University is focused on ensuring the health and safety of our community members and campus and Arboretum visitors. The university is taking several measures to keep everyone safe amid the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

On March 12, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all Montgomery County schools, including universities, would be closed for two weeks. In accordance, Temple University Ambler closed on Thursday, March 12. The Ambler Arboretum will also be closed to outside guests at this time.

Arboretum Map

Ambler Arboretum Map

Download a copy of the of the Ambler Arboretum Visitor Map


Need to get to the Ambler Arboretum but aren't sure which route to get here? Visit our directions section to determine your best course of travel. Learn more about traveling to campus.

Hours and Information

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is open year round from dawn to dusk. Learn about Arboretum hours and more.


Please park in the Visitor’s parking lot on Meetinghouse Road across from the Ambler Campus Administration Building. Learn more about parking and checking in.

Photo Policy

The Ambler Arboretum gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding and commercial photography. We request a $100 donation to the Ambler Arboretum for commercial photography. Learn about taking photos at the Ambler Arboretum.


Whether is a guided tour by the arboretum director, a self guided tour or a visit to the Hilda Justice Artifacts Collection, there are several ways to visit the Ambler Arboretum. Learn more about arboretum tours.


Youth Seasonal Scavenger Hunt. Please download and take this scavenger hunt with you on your travels through the Arboretum. How many items can you check off on your next visit?

Dogs in the Arboretum

The Ambler Arboretum is a popular spot for more than taking in the beauty of the trees. It seems that many folks find it a great place to walk their dogs. We welcome dogs at the Arboretum. Of course, if you decide to bring your canine companion to our gardens we do ask that you follow the following rules:

  • Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times. Short leashes are recommended as poison ivy and interactions with wildlife in the gardens is possible on longer leashes.

  • Owners/attendants are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes in the proper receptacles (at this time the Ambler Arboretum does not provide waste bags for your dog). There are trash cans located throughout campus as well as in the visitor's parking lot.

  • All dogs must have their vaccinations and registrations.

  • For the safety of your pet and that of our plantings and the wildlife that calls the Arboretum home, please keep your dog on pathways and roadways, not in the gardens and planted areas.

  • Do not leave your pets in unattended vehicles.

  • Do not allow pets to urinate on  plants.

  • If your dog needs space or someone wanting to pet the dog should ask you before approaching the dog, we ask that you indicate this by tying a yellow ribbon to your dog's collar or leash.  Learn more about the Yellow Dog Project.