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Awbury Arboretum
8 min 42 sec

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.

The Awbury Arboretum has existed for over 150 years, and over that time it has been a celebrated green space in northwest Philadelphia. “Awbury,” by the Awbury Arboretum Association and residents living on the arboretum grounds, digs into Awbury’s history, from the purchase of the land by the Coate family in the 1850’s to the arboretum’s current youth programs and community gardening workshops. By revealing the similarities between past and present uses of the arboretum, the video underscores the timeless importance of green spaces in urban areas.