Dupont Gardens And America's Garden Capital | Brandywine Valley


America’s Garden Capital

Dive into Spring with our region's incredibly beautiful public gardens. 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.
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.
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.
Brandywine River Museum of Art

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Discover an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th century mill with beautiful gardens surrounding the property along the Brandywine River. Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.
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.
Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library

Visit restored mills, a workers community and the ancestral estate of the duPont family. Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802.
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.
Welkinweir

Welkinweir

At the heart of a 55 acre arboretum of mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and formal gardens is an historic estate house that spans three centuries.
The Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

America Garden Capital

America Garden Capital

See the full list of public gardens that make up Americas Garden Capital here. Visit more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes, all located within 30 miles of our landmark city.

America’s Garden Capital Passport

The America’s Garden Capital Passport is an exclusive guide to exploring the region’s public gardens. Use the passport to log garden visits to all 36 gardens located here in America’s Garden Capital!

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