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America's oldest living botanic garden (1728) and National Historic Landmark Bartram House on 45 acres fronting the Schuylkill River.
134-acre site features native plants in naturalistic setting. Woods, meadows, pond, creek. Tours, educational programs. Self-guided walks all year; guided wildflower walks April through October at 2 pm. Open Tuesday through Sunday year-round. (Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.)
Wildflower and native plant gardens. Museum features American art, including works by three generations of Wyeths.
4.5-acre interactive garden features themed educational exhibits for children of all ages to explore the natural world. Offers amusement rides and a year-round Butterfly House. Garden hosts festivals and special events. The garden is open FRIDAY through SUNDAYS (Thurdays with reservation), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden is open April - November, but Office is open all-year round).
The Centennial Arboretum grounds are open 7 days a week—8am to 5pm Nov. 1 to March 31; 8am to 6pm April 1 to October 31. The Display House is open daily 9am to 3pm except holidays. Visit the Friends of the Horticultural Center in the the Centennial Arboretum located at 100 N. Horticultural Drive Philadelphia, PA 19131 or call them at(215) 477-1482 for details. Home to The Friends of the Horticultural Center and to neighboring Shofuso, Japanese House and Garden, The Centennial Arboretum contains 27 majestic acres of landscape in the heart of West Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park. The Arboretum boasts one of the most diverse and unique tree collections in the region with trees and shrubs from Asia, Europe, and North America including a Magnolia Grove and a Japanese Maple collection. The landscape is dotted with art and sculpture (old and new) from artists such as Alexander Stirling Calder, Robert David Lasus, Martin Puryear, and Beatrice Fenton. Inside the display house are graceful mature tropical gardens which gently cradle statuary, some of which dates from the late 19th Century. Enjoy the newly restored Hummingbird Garden, The Hands-On Garden, a raised garden lovingly maintained by the Associated Services for the Blind, The Butterfly Garden (near the Gazebo) and The Demonstration Vegetable Garden. Or visit the circular Sundial garden to view the two hundred Cherry Blossoms that line the fairway through Belmont Avenue each spring! The property has equally rich history, too. The Friends new website is currently under development.Check back soon for these and other updates
35-acre pleasure garden that displays the beauty of the art of horticulture. Highlights include water and ruin gardens.
Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802.
Majestic trees in a 216-acre campus landscape with a 2.2-mile nature trail, duck pond, 18-acre pinetum, small Asian and perennial display gardens. Open daily for self-guided tours. Guided tours and lectures offered seasonally.
Mature trees, native woodland, and designed gardens blend with Georgian architecture of many of the college's buildings. http://www.delval.edu/offices-services/campus-services-amenities/arboretum
Medford Leas -- home to the Lewis W. Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve, is a Quaker-related, not-for-profit community for adults age 55 and older with campuses in Medford and Lumberton, NJ. The community's entire 168-acre Medford campus is designated as an arboretum and features landscaped grounds, courtyard and patio gardens, a pinetum of exotic pines, wildflower meadows, recreational areas, and natural woodlands and wetlands. In addition to the Medford campus, its 88-acre Lumberton campus is an extension of the arboretum, as well. The extraordinary beauty of our unique settings, the myriad opportunities for private gardening, and appreciation of our natural environment are just a few of the many reasons individuals choose to live in our community. The Arboretum is open to the public for tours and also sponsors a variety of special events throughout all seasons. It is maintained by Medford Leas’ Horticulture Department in consultation with the staff of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.
World's premier horticultural display garden with 11,000 varieties of plants and 1,050 acres of gardens, fountains, meadows and woodlands.
92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a Victorian landscape. The Arboretum features numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, Japanese gardens, a swan pond, English gardens, and an elegant Fernery. The Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
French gardens on 300-acre estate recalls the splendors of Versailles in its fountains and sculptures with acres of forest.
110 acres on college campus featuring 4,000 kinds of plants, including seasonal crocus, roses, and hollies.
America's first zoo includes diverse horticultural collections of trees, shrubs, and plants. www.philadelphiazoo.org
Tranquil 650-acre historic arboretum with unique plant collections, state champion trees, meadow maze, adult and children's education programs, historic buildings, and 20+ miles of hiking trails.
The former George F. and Stella Elkins Tyler estate, now site of the Bucks County Community College's Newtown campus, includes a restored 1930s four-tier formal garden featuring pear tree espalier, Stella Tyler's bronze sculptures, marble fountains, varied plantings, and parterres. The historic mansion, now known as Tyler Hall, is also open to public.
Welkinweir is a 197-acres oasis of natural beauty surrounding an arboretum, gardens and historic home at the edge of a private valley overlooking ecologically diverse riparian, wetland and meadow, and forest habitats. New website: www.welkinweir.org
A du Pont family country place with garden inspired by the Brandywine Valley landscape. Admission includes garden tram ride, garden access, museum tour, self-guided tour of garden and galleries.
Historic house that was the home of nine generations of a Quaker family who were involved in horticulture. Features the oldest rose garden in America and an heirloom vegetable garden.