What are some Great Gardens to visit in PA?

dplantlady(6A PA)January 1, 2013

Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA

Sixth oldest rural cemetery in the United States comprises 300 acres of land. The gateway of the cemetery's Butler Street entrance is an outstanding example of John Chislett's reposeful Tudor style. Chislett, the first superintendent of the cemetery, was an architect of English descent. His careful planning and foresight formed the foundation for the present beauty of the cemetery.

American College Arboretum, Bryn Mawr, PA

35 acres with about 600 labeled trees, an interior valley & a pond

Andorra Natural Center, Wissahickon section of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

210 acres of woodlands, old forest, and meadows with 5 miles of trails, a European beech allee, an enormous beech tree with multiple trunks, unusual specimen plantings from the old Andorra Nursery share the hill with native tulip poplar, black cherry and white oak

Appleford/Parsons-Banks Arboretum, Villanova, PA

22-acre arboretum with streams, woods, tracts of rhododendrons, stone walls, and a series of formal gardens

Arboretum at Haverford College, Haverford, PA

216 acres with over 1,000 labeled trees & shrubs, including 3 of PA state champion trees

Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA

13-acre arboretum displays collections of crabapples, magnolias, peonies, and more than 250 varieties of lilacs and a woodland. Flower gardens include a formal garden, an annual garden, and a restored rose garden.

Arboretum Villanova, Villanova, PA

Flowering pear, crabapple, cherry and horse chestnut trees (some of the 1,500 trees, many of them labeled) and 35,000 daffodils are highlights of the self-guided tours.

Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

55 acres of beautiful scenery including 140 species of trees with a pond & stream located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA

100 acres with 2 dozen trails devoted to preserving the native flora of PA

Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA

Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens at the Brandywine River Museum feature indigenous and some naturalized plants of the greater Brandywine region displayed in natural settings.

Bryn Mawr Campus Arboretum, Bryn Mawr, PA

135-acre campus, designed by Vaux and Olmsted, features an English-style landscape design

Chanticleer, Wayne, PA

30 acres with several types of gardens; seasonal

Chatham College Arboretum, Pittsburgh, PA

The college's lovely Woodland Road Campus is a registered arboretum.

Cliveden National Historic Site, Philadelphia, PA

1767 Georgian manor house offers 6 acres of park-like landscape

Colonial Penn Plantation, Media, PA

The plantation includes a number of structures: Farmhouse with period furnishings, a Privy, Root Cellar, Springhouse, Stable, as they were in the 1700's, with crops, a pasture and an orchard. Visitors will witness all the duties and chores of an 18th century farm carried on in the old tradition by people wearing...

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