Gardens and Arboretums in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

LONGWOOD GARDENS

This jewel situated near the Philadelphia and Lancaster regions, is a place of unparalleled beauty. Often referred to as the world's premier horticultural showplace, Longwood Gardens' 1050 acres of natural woodlands, majestic gardens, opulent conservatories, and dancing fountains are open every day of the year.

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW

The 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show was a great success, taking place from February 29 to March 8 and drawing more than 250,000 attendees. The " Riviera Holiday" theme greeted attendees with the coastal region of Europe with Mediterranean-inspired designs featuring roses, citrus, lavender, and rosemary. Look out for 2021’s event!

BARTRAM'S GARDEN

This is America's oldest living botanic garden surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia. You won't believe you are in the city when you see the wildflower meadow, majestic trees, river trail, wetland, stone house and farm buildings overlooking the Schuylkill River, and the historic botanic garden of American native plants.

BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM

The museum is surrounded by wildflower gardens in glorious color from spring through autumn. The gardens are meant to preserve, protect, and share American artistic, natural, and historical resources, principally of the Brandywine region.

WYCK

This garden’s main focus is on conservation and propagation of historic plants. There is growing consensus that the rose collection held at Wyck is one of the most important in America, being an intact 19th century garden and not a modern restoration. It is also used as a tool to educate and delight both serious gardeners as well as casual visitors.

LEHIGH VALLEY

GRAVER ARBORETUM OF MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

The arboretum serves the educational mission of the college by providing an outdoor space for course activities, taking students out of the classroom and into the environment. Others enjoy the arboretum by hiking through the inviting trails or by finding a quiet place to relax and reflect.

ROSE GARDEN PARK

The Rose Garden is known for its more than 100 varieties of the fragrant flowers, with the bandshell hosting a series of free concert performances every summer.

MALCOLM W. GROSS ROSE GARDEN

Allentown's old-fashioned Rose Gardens, with many beautiful flowers and ponds filled with water lilies, are known for their All America Rose Selections. With many different varieties of roses, it offers sights for all flower enthusiasts.

DUTCH COUNTRY ROADS

LIBERTY FORGE ARBORETUM

Liberty Forge Arboretum is a registered member of the American Public Gardens Association that offers a sense of solitude and beauty. Nestled among the rolling terrain of the golf course, professionally landscaped gardens offer splashes of color and fragrance among ponds and fountains.

HERSHEY GARDENS

Located on 23 acres of horticultural excellence, you can enjoy spectacular seasonal displays, theme gardens and more than 7,000 breathtaking roses. The family will love the popular Butterfly House and the Children's Garden that's filled with surprises at every turn.

PITTSBURGH AND ITS COUNTRYSIDE

PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN

Wander through 60 acres of woodlands and enjoy an award-winning lotus pond at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. The Garden is already connecting people to Pittsburgh’s history and the beauty of Western Pennsylvania.

CHATHAM COLLEGE ARBORETUM

Chatham’s 39-acre campus encompasses a 32-acre arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch, and Kentucky Coffee tree. The Arboretum provides an outdoor classroom for students, as well as an inviting place to stroll and to meditate.

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, INC.

The botanical gardens feature lush tropical plants, palms, orchids, ferns, and desert plants, as well as many special flower shows, exhibits, and butterflies. Outdoor gardens and collections include the children's Discovery Garden, Japanese Courtyard Garden, bonsai, butterflies, perennials, annuals, herbs, and aquatics.

PENNSYLVANIA'S GREAT LAKES REGION

GOODELL GARDENS AND HOMESTEAD

The Heritage Garden boasts 40 specimens of Azaleas and Rhododendrons, 60+ tree species (including Dawn Redwood, Jeffery Pines, Franklinia, Carolina Silverbell, and a champion Paper Birch), a wonderful array of native PA plants and much more.

ERIE ZOO GARDENS

Through the winding walkways, one will encounter beautifully landscaped grounds with over 2,500 specimens of 600 species of plants. Various gardens include the Butterfly gardens, the Greenhouse, and the great gardens at Kiboka Outpost where the rhinos roam.

LAKE ERIE ARBORETUM AT FRONTIER PARK

Lake Erie Arboretum contains more than 250 varieties of trees and is open 365 days a year. Hiking/ biking trails, a meditative labyrinth, a playground and tennis courts, as well as sled riding hills during the winter are all available in the arboretum, making it an educational and recreational oasis for all visitors.

UPSTATE PA

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY ARBORETUM

The Marywood University Arboretum offers many events throughout the year including educational activities, community workshops, and special tours and events. The arboretum is open daily for quiet nature walks and offers a wide array of different trees, flowers, and plants to be seen.

REMINISCENT GARDENS

Offering types of display gardens, they also have a wide variety of herb, perennial and annual plants for sale. Fresh cut flowers for weddings or any occasion are available and special garden tours and lectures can be given by request.

THE ALLEGHENIES

ARBORETUM AT PENN STATE

Visitation to the Smith Botanic Gardens has increased substantially each season since PSU has developed community events and rented garden venues for University and private gatherings. The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the academic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth.

22ND ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM SPRING SHOW

Each year, the display features more than 170 pieces of artwork by professional and amateur artists from all over Pennsylvania. Artwork is judged by an independent juror in five different categories, with awards given for each category, along with "Best of Show" and "Peoples’ Choice" awards.

PENNSYLVANIA WILDS

EKEY GARDEN MUSEUM & EKEY'S SPRING FLORAL FLING

Since 1916, the Ekey's Garden Centre and Museum has offered a great history of the gardening business and how it and horticulture have changed throughout the years. Come check out the wonderful flowers, plants, and other features at this unique attraction.

LAUREL HIGHLANDS

LAUREL HILL STATE PARK

Laurel Hill is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine state park and state forestlands. A trail system invites you to hike and explore the park and observe the wide diversity of plants and wildlife. A beautiful stand of old growth hemlocks lies along the Hemlock Trail.

VALLEYS OF SUSQUEHANNA

A GARDEN TOUR OF LEWISBURG

Over the past 70+ years, the Lewisburg Garden Club has evolved and grown. Floral design and arrangements are still a priority, but the club also comes together to create and maintain public gardens, provide scholarships and learn about such topics as organic farming, creating essential oils from flowers, building rain barrels and the importance of native plants to the habitat of birds, bees, and butterflies.

KEITHAN GARDENS

Located on a 1.5 acre tract along Sunbury’s riverside, the park still contains some of the exotic trees that Charles Keithan imported from around the world, as well as representative species of two of his favorite plants - azaleas and rhododendrons.

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