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

A Chateau Holiday

Move over Downton Abbey, the Brandywine Valley is where the du Pont family, one of the wealthiest American families, built a trail of stately mansions and gardens to rival the great homes of Europe. The holiday season finds these magnificent mansions and gardens graced with finery fitting “America’s Castles”.

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