America’s Garden Capital
Greater Philadelphia Gardens makes it easy for visitors to discover what each public garden and arboretum has to offer. See monthly Events highlights on our website to easily explore 30 member gardens – from world famous gardens to lesser-known gems you can discover nearby. So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been acclaimed “America’s Garden Capital”.
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Discover an outstanding collection of American art housed in a 19th century mill with a dramatic steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of 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.
Chanticleer is a 35 acre garden featuring lush courtyards of tropicals, perennials, containers, cut flower and vegetable garden; water gardens, ponds, exotic woodlands and spectacular ruin garden.
Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley is where the duPont story begins; Visit restored mills, a workers community and the ancestral estate of the duPont family.
Jenkins Arboretum & Garden
In the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, it is one of the eastern Pennsylvanias major horticultural and environmental assets. A botantical garden, preserving and nurturing fory-six acres of Chester Countys rapidly disappearing natural environments
Longwood Gardens offers a new experience everyday with special events, concerts, and cuisine; The 1077 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories and fountains are open everyday of the year.
Mt. Cuba Center
Located on nearly 600 acres, we’re dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region through garden display, education, and research. Our woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.
Nemours Mansion & Gardens
(OPENING DAY – MAY 1) – Alfred I duPont’s French-style chateau furnished with fine examples of antique furniture, rare rugs, tapestries and outstanding works of art is set among spectacular French formal gardens.
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.
The Arboretum features beautiful exhibits of heritage magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies, lilacs, as well as 11 acres of rhododendrons and azaleas. Herbs are featured in the Fragrance Garden and the Vegetable Demonstration Garden promotes healthy and delicious eating.
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, designed to compliment the natural beauty of the secluded valley. Listed on the National Register, the 200-acre permanently protected property features forested, riparian, and meadow hiking trails.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
The premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands.