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Spring Gardens to Visit in Philadelphia & the 'burbs

 

Stoneleigh Garden

Location:1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA 19085
 
Stoneleigh's history runs deep. It’s a country retreat, a palette for notable landscape architects, and a family home. 


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Today, being taken care of by three different families, Stoneleigh became a stunning reflection of extraordinary trees, sweeping vistas, and intimate garden spaces that offer various opportunities to explore, learn, and relax. It also showcases the blending of the garden’s aesthetic beauty with the natural richness of native habitats that are essential to the Earth’s health.

Chanticleer Garden


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You can visit the garden within 30 minutes. The garden will be open 10 am to 5 pm on March 31 through October 31, 2021, Wednesday through Sunday. All guests arriving by personal vehicle must make a free parking reservation for the day and time of their visit.
Location:786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087-4713
 
Chanticleer has been considered the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The gardeners are in charge of the design, and you’ll also be amazed by the sculptured drinking fountains. There are seven Horticulturists, that are responsible for the design, planting, and maintenance of an area. Each area is continuously evolving, with its own feel, yet joined together as one complete unit.


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The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Location:100 E. Northwestern Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118
 
Located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official state arboretum of Pennsylvania. Built in 1899, the fernery is the
only remaining freestanding Victorian structure of this kind in North America.


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Explore most of the paved paths of the Arboretum, highlighting key trees, structures, fountains, and more along the way. Parts of the tour are hilly and depart from accessible paths. This tour is 1.25 miles long, some parts are hilly and depart from accessible paths. Visit the Plant Collection with More than 13,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,600 types are growing in the Arboretum’s living collection. These include representatives of the temperate floras of North America, Asia, and Europe. 

Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery


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It is one of the most celebrated private gardens in America, and known as for its opulence and evocative mix of classical design and modern sensibilities. It has been featured in publications like House & Garden, House Beautiful, and Country Living and the New York Times called it “formal, intimate, and grand.”
Location:60 Thompson Mill Road • Wrightstown, PA 18940
 
Hortulus Farm is a one-hundred-acre 18th-century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst the beautiful, rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The gardens have been called both "one of Pennsylvania's secret treasures" and "a garden of world-class charm."
Located within 30 miles of Philadelphia, these gardens, provide more than just an inspiring place to relax and experience extraordinary horticulture; they generate substantial economic benefits for the region by providing more than 1,500 jobs—with total earnings of $79 million—and generate $3.6 million a year in business, sales, and income tax revenue in Pennsylvania

 
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Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a living, growing, vibrant classroom for people of all ages. From seed propagation workshops to storytime in the Children’s Garden, rhododendron lectures to botanical illustration, yoga practice to beekeeping demonstrations, there is always something new to learn, create, or experience at Jenkins!


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Credit Source: Jenkins Arboretum Website

It is one of the region’s great horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it maintains a collection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns in a tranquil, naturalistic landscape. Also, the Arboretum features an accredited, world-class collection of rhododendrons and azaleas from across the globe. The Arboretum comprises of 48 acres of gardens and woodland, with 1.2 miles of trails.



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