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19th-century Quaker Estate with 55-acre, English-style landscape, gardens, ponds and woodland trails. Awbury hosts educational and service learning programs with focus areas in watershed protection, urban agriculture, horticulture, and food systems. It is also the home of the Awbury Agricultural Village with 60 community garden plots, a two-acre organic farm operated by the Weaver's Way Cooperative, a Children’s Vegetable Garden operated by Weavers Way Community Programs, and shared greenhouses.
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.)
112-acre campus surrounded by native woodland, grand trees, pond, gatehouse, springhouse, carriage house, and mansion of Trumbauer architecture.
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.
of the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research. This historic garden features plants growing naturalistically in the woodland and hillside landscape. Tours, classes, lectures, tea on the terrace and annual plant sale.
A 100 acre 18th Century farmstead and nursery operation with 30 acres of formal gardens including lavish perennial and summer borders, pool and lake gardens, woodland walks, pine and birch allees, and splendid herb and kitchen gardens.
Naturalistic landscape offers a tranquil escape from an otherwise bustling, densely populated area on the Main Line. Over a mile of paved walkways lead through native wildflowers and woodland gardens, including a diverse collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, to a pond, a stream, and stunning vistas overlooking Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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.
Experience naturalistic garden design and native plants at their best at Mt. Cuba Center, the former estate of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot duPont Copeland.
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.
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.