Longwood Gardens, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a world renowned horticultural display garden originally created by Pierre DuPont. It includes more than 1,000 acres of gardens woodlands and meadows including more than 40 indoor and outdoor gardens. With events such as the summer Fireworks and Fountains Shows scheduled year round, including musical performances and horticultural classes and workshops, Longwood Gardens offers something for everyone. Open every day of the year, Longwood Gardens attracts nearly 900,000 visitors annually to the Tri-State New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware area.
Bartram’s Gardens are located near Independence Hall in downtown Philadelphia. The oldest botanical garden in America, Bartram’s Gardens include a wildflower garden, river trail, wetlands, and a stone building overlooking the Schuylkill River. You can visit Bartram’s Gardens including the historical botanical gardens with American native plants when you visit the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
Chanticleer, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania on the Main Line, is familiarly called a “pleasure garden” and was originally designed to illustrate the beauty of the art of horticulture. Featuring orchards of flowering trees and native wildflowers, a cut flower garden, fruit trees and a water garden, Chanticleer was the former residence of Adolph Rosengarten, Sr.
Morris, Scott and Tyler Arboretums
Three arboretums in the Tri-State New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware Area you should plan on visiting (if you haven’t already!) are the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College and the Tyler Arboretum in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Featuring many of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees; thousands of types of ornamental plants and horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. The Morris, Scott and Tyler Arboretums are each unique horticultural destinations worthy of a visit.
Sightseeing in Philadelphia this summer? Visit the Horticultural Center at Fairmount Park
If you plan to visit Fairmont Park this summer, be sure to check out the arboretum, greenhouse, demonstration gardens, and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden at the Horticultural Center. The Horticultural Center is located within Fairmount Park at the southeast corner of Belmont and Montgomery Drives.
Open daily except holidays, the Horticulture Center was built for the 1976 United States Bicentennial celebration. The original Horticultural Hall was built in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition. The Horticultural Center grounds contain the Centennial Arboretum, an exhibition hall, seven demonstration gardens and a 31,000 square foot greenhouse featuring tropical plants.
If you anticipate a visit to the nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park, Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, fairmountparkconservancy.org says, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden “… reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007.” Call 215-878-5097 for more information.
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