In order to maintain our resources and make them available to a diversity of visitors, we ask that while on campus to follow these important policies.
- Face Coverings (Masks): Face coverings are required of all visitors on campus. Temple University reserves the right to deny entry to any individual not following proper face mask protocol.
- The Ambler Campus Trails are pedestrian trails. Bicycles, motor bikes, and motorized vehicles are not permitted. Wheelchairs and electronic mobility devices may be used by persons who need assistance to be mobile and wish to enjoy our Campus Trails.
- Social Distancing: For all university spaces, buildings or affiliated environments, physical distancing measures require a physical distance of at least six feet between individuals. Ambler Arboretum staff and Field Station researchers are working on campus. Please be sure to follow social distancing protocols when within their vicinity.
- Please use University-sanctioned access points.
- No smoking.
- Walk on designated paths only.
- Ride bicycles on asphalt or dirt trails, not on the blue stone or concrete walkways.
- Please admire the trees from the ground; do not climb them.
- Please leave the flowers and leaves for others to experience; do not cut them.
- Take plenty of pictures and share them! Professional photographers should call to schedule a time for your photo shoot. Please review our campus photography policies.
- Tell your friends and family about the Arboretum and Field Station and bring them to visit.
- Please use the garbage and recycling containers as needed.
- Please keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them.
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.
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.
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.