Taylor Arboretum

Injury lawyers in Brookhaven near arboretum

This article is brought to you by the experienced Brookhaven injury attorneys at Schuster Law, who enjoy spending weekends getting some fresh air at this local ArboretumArboretum. 


The location of the ArboretumArboretum was part of a land grant sold by William Penn in 1682 to John Sharpless. From 1740 until 1882, the grounds were part of an industrial mill complex that manufactured, among other things, lumber, grain, and textiles.

The source of power that drove the local mills was Ridley Creek that conveniently bordered the property. 


Established in 1931 by Chester lawyer Joshua C. Taylor, the Taylor Arboretum at Widener University was created in memory of his late wife, Anne Rulon Gray. 

Taylor dedicated the Arboretum to promote the “health, enjoyment, and education of the public in perpetuity.” There were hopes of expanding the development of the site, but after the Great Depression and the loss of his wife, Taylor decided not to proceed any further. 

Joshua Taylor created the Taylor Foundation to ensure his conservation efforts would continue. In 1952, public visitation and ground development began. Widener University bought the Arboretum in 2016, and it currently manages the property.

Visitor Information

Guests can visit the Arboretum at no charge, year-round. The trails, meadows, and forest areas offer access to an abundance of trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and more beautiful species. The Arboretum is continually evolving with the seasons; everywhere you look, there’s something different to discover.

The ArboretumArboretum maintains several areas specifically for wildlife habitats, including birds and small animals that guests can observe. 

After spending the day enjoying nature at its finest, try one of our top recommended restaurants nearby.

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