America’s Garden Capital
America’s Garden Capital
The Brandywine Valley has a rich tradition of horticulture, from the benevolence of the famed DuPont family to the arboretums that pay homage to Pennsylvania — Penn's Woods. This heritage resonates throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, which has earned the moniker, "America's Garden Capital."
Some highlights include:
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great garden treasures and the former estate of Pierre S. du Pont, invites guests to explore more than 1,077 acres of dazzling outdoor beauty and one of the largest conservatories in America.
Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center
The spotlight is on native plants at Mt. Cuba Center, where elegant formal gardens, woodland landscapes, and serene pastures encompass the former estate of Lammot du Pont Copeland.
Winterthur Museum & Library
Winterthur Museum & Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library features an outstanding American collection of antiques and a glorious garden. Winterthur was once the home of Henry Francis du Pont.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Nemours Mansion and Gardens, once the home of Alfred I. du Pont, is a French-style chateau furnished with antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art, all set among spectacular French formal gardens.
Chanticleer
Chanticleer
Known as a “pleasure garden,” Chanticleer is designed to illustrate the beauty of the art of horticulture. View vegetable gardens complemented by cut-flower gardens, or woodlands surrounded by grasses and sweet-smelling herbs.
Jenkins Arboretum & Garden
Jenkins Arboretum & Garden
Jenkins Arboretum and Garden, an outstanding natural retreat, is a husband’s living memorial to his wife. As you walk among the rainbow of azaleas and rhododendrons, you’ll experience life in a dense forest.
Tyler Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of rare plants, ancient trees and historic buildings and natural landscapes. The Butterfly House and Garden offer visitors a unique up-close look at native butterflies.
Summer Splash
Summer Splash

Discover the wonders of water in the Mt. Cuba Center Gardens. Cool off with fun family activities and take home water-wise tips from experts. Free with admission.

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