Pennsylvania Gardens

Bryn Mawr: American College Arboretum

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania American College Arboretum The 35-acre campus of the American College has been carefully developed as an arboretum. The inventory includes about 600 trees of a wide variety of species. [ info ]

Hershey: Hershey Gardens

Hershey gardens

Smell the roses (5,000 of them) instead of chocolate in this sweetest of gardens.

Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Longwood Gardens Recently included in TripAdvisor’s top 10 U.S. public gardens, Longwood Gardens is considered by many as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. In the early 1900s, industrialist and conservationist Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) decided to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber […]

Kennett Square: Longwood Gardens Light Installation

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Longwood Gardens Light Installation Open through September 29, with extended evening hours Wed–Sat until 11:00 pm, through September 1.Light: Installations by Bruce Munro is the first U.S. garden installation of UK light artist Bruce Munro. Installation highlights include Forest of Light, which invites guests to wander through a forest of 20,000 illuminated […]

Media: Tyler Arboretum

Media, Pennsylvania Tyler Arboretum Tyler is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. In addition to the historic Painter Trees, several of which are state champions, Tyler maintains other impressive collections including: an 85-acre […]

Philadelphia: Bartrams Gardens

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bartrams Gardens This 45-acre site showcases the pre-revolutionary home and garden of the Bartrams, America’s pioneering family of naturalists, botanists and explorers. The garden, established in 1728 by John Bartram, is America’s oldest botanic garden devoted to the collection and study of North American plants. See the delicate Franklinia alatamaha (pictured), discovered and […]

Philadelphia: Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum Garden features include the Meadow Pump House, Magnolia Slope, Rose Garden, Cottage Garden, Herb Garden, Mixed Border, Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery, Madelaine K. Butcher Sculpture Garden, Log Cabin, English Park, Japanese Hill and Water Garden, Swan Pond, F. Otto Haas Oak Allee, and Pennock Flower Walk. One of the most outstanding […]

Philadelphia: Wyck House and Gardens

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wyck House and Gardens A national historic landmark house and garden in Germantown, the Wyck gardens are widely known for its collection of old roses (over 30 varieties) which grow in their original plan from the 1820s. Today, many of the roses are grown from cuttings of the original roses. Besides the rose […]

Pittsburgh: Garden Installation at the Mattress Factory

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Garden Installation at the Mattress Factory Located at what was once a Stearns & Foster mattress warehouse, the Mattress Factory, is considered by many as one of the best facilities for installation art in the United States. One of the permanent installations there is an unusual urban garden created by artist Winnifred Lutz. […]

Pittsburgh: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Today Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is among the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian glasshouse featuring lush tropical plants, palms, orchids and a miniature orchid collection, ferns and succulent plants, seasonal flower shows and butterflies. Outdoor gardens and collections include: the Discovery Garden, Japanese Courtyard Garden, Outdoor Garden, […]

Wayne, Pennsylvania: Chanticleer Garden

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One of 10 best public gardens in the U.S.