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Cherry Trees! Our Guide to Over 50 Types in Greater Philadelphia Gardens

by Louise R. Eliason - posted 3/20/2012

Discover over 2,500 Cherry Trees in bloom throughout the Spring !


Greater Philadelphia Gardens 2012 Guide to Cherry Trees is here!  To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Japanese gift of cherry trees to America, we wanted to share some of our own history and to highlight the beautiful collection of cherry trees in Greater Philadelphia Gardens in our new guide. Our new 2012 Guide to Cherry Trees is free to download below.

Did you know there are more than 50 different types of cherry trees to discover in Greater Philadelphia Gardens? Discover this and more highlights in our downloadeable guide below. With so many different types of cherry trees in our region, you can find some in bloom throughout the entire spring season.

With over 2,500 beautiful cherry trees in bloom in greater Philadelphia, why travel anywhere else?  We know you agree. So why not share our 2012 Guide to Cherry Trees with your family and friends and let them discover all the beauty Greater Philadelphia Gardens has to offer visitors this spring?

Or perhaps you would like to celebrate the centennial by planting a cherry tree of your own? One of Greater Philadelphia Gardens top horticulturists contributed a list to our guide to help you discover cherry trees in our landscape, that you may want to plant in a community garden, school or your own home garden this spring.

Be sure to sign up for our weekly events newsletter or become a Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ Facebook Fan, so you'll receive notices of each new Seasonal Guide (and any important updates) to all the exciting public garden and arboreta activities this year.  30 public gardens and arboreta invite you to discover our World's Largest Garden Party...all year long.


About Greater Philadelphia Gardens

Greater Philadelphia Gardens is a nonprofit collaboration that serves to heighten awareness and visitation of the Philadelphia region’s public gardens, arboreta and historic houses with gardens.

In the early 1980s, several  public gardens banded together to jointly promote all area public gardens and encourage visitors. That collaboration, one of the first of its kind in the country, was re-ignited in 2007 under new leadership and became Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Today, 30 Greater Philadelphia Gardens members within 30 miles of greater Philadelphia attract three million visitors each year.

As the host to more public gardens than anywhere else on the continent, as well as much of the nation’s horticultural history, the region is internationally recognized as “America’s Garden Capital.”

For more information on Greater Philadelphia Gardens or any of our 30 members’ upcoming events, workshops, activities, and information, please sign up for our newsletter on Greater Philadelphia Gardens website ( ). Also visit Greater Philadelphia Gardens Facebook for  current images and videos of “What’s in Bloom Now”!


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