Arboretum Map

Download a copy of the of the Ambler Arboretum Visitor Map (PDF) text version 


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.


When you are visiting the Ambler Arboretum, you may park in Lot 1 on Meetinghouse Road and Lot 2, which is located near the Ambler Campus Learning Center. Learn more about parking and checking in.

Photo Policy

The Ambler Arboretum gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding and commercial photography. There is a $150 fee to use 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. 


Youth Seasonal Scavenger Hunt (PDF) 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.