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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.
World's premier horticultural display garden with 11,000 varieties of plants and 1,050 acres of gardens, fountains, meadows and woodlands.
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.