Caring for Iris
Creating a Butterfly & Moth Garden
Community Seed Network
Books for Growing Young Gardeners
Bulbs in Pots
National Wildlife Federation Plant Finder
PA Native Plant Society
National Garden Clubs
The Garden Club Federation of PA
Tinicum Arts Festival
Rosade Bonsai Studio
Gardening at Home with Kids
Penn State Extension Bucks County
National Garden Bureau
Garden Lovers Club
Go Botany: Native Plant Trust
Butterflies of PA
Gardens of Pennsylvania and Delaware
Hortulus Farm Hortulus Farm is a one hundred acre 18th century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst the beautiful, rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The gardens have been called "one of Pennsylvania's secret treasures" and "a garden of world-class charm."
Situated on 25 acres in Abington Township to the north of Philadelphia, 18 of those acres are lightly-managed, second-growth woods and the remaining seven acres contain the private house, display gardens, and garden center.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. Of the approximately 2,000 species native to Pennsylvania, the Preserve is home to nearly 800 of them. Over two and a half miles of picturesque trails offer some of the best hiking in all of Bucks County.
Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is one of eastern Pennsylvania’s great horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, the Arboretum maintains a collection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns in a tranquil, naturalistic landscape. In addition, the Arboretum features a diverse collection of rhododendrons and azaleas from around the world. The unique landscape and diverse plant collections provide sanctuary for a variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.
Listed on The National Register of Historic Places, the Morris Arboretum is an interdisciplinary resource center for the University pf Pennsylvania, and is recognized as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Science, art, and humanities are pursued through a variety of research, teaching, and outreach programs that link the Arboretum to a worldwide effort to nurture the earth's forests, fields and landscapes.
Temple University, Ambler - Arboretum Temple University Ambler has a long history of horticulture and landscape design. Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1910, the 187-acre campus represents a unique mix of natural and designed landscapes. The gardens serve as excellent outdoor learning laboratories for numerous classes and as a source of inspiration for the campus and local communities.
Brandywine River Museum Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.
Bartram's Garden https://bartramsgarden.org/
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. It is a destination and an outdoor classroom, living laboratory, and membership organization for ever-expanding audiences―nearly 40,000 each year and counting.
Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world.
Mt. Cuba Mount Cuba Center is a non-profit botanical garden located in near Wilmington, Delaware in the gently rolling hills of the Delaware Piedmont. Its woodland gardens produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region.
Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres (436 hectares; 4.36 km²) of gardens, woodlands and meadows in Kennett Square, PA. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.
Brandywine Museum Native Plant Garden
The gardens feature indigenous and some naturalized plants of the greater Brandywine region displayed in natural settings. In 1979, Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the gardens to Ford B. Draper and Henry A. Thouron, two individuals who played important roles in the establishment of the Brandywine Conservancy.
The Highlands Mansion and Gardens
The Highlands Mansion and Gardens is a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden. Surrounded by massive stone walls, the gardens offer a beautiful example of early 20th, century estate gardening with an unusual blend of horticulture and architecture.
The Scott Arboretum of Swathmore College
The Arboretum’s collections and gardens demonstrate how botanical, horticultural, and landscape aspects can be combined successfully. Plants are labeled with their scientific and common names and often grouped in collections to make easy comparisons. They represent the horticultural diversity of the Delaware Valley region (Zone 6-7), serve as a living museum for homeowners seeking ideas for their gardens, and provide an attractive landscape for the college community. The mature trees and shrubs can help homeowners determine the right plants for their landscaping needs.
Bryn Athyn Cathedral Garden
The beautiful and expansive grounds of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral are enjoyed by both church members and by many visitors from the extended community. The master landscaping plan for the grounds strives to combine the spiritual correspondences of the building and the landscape into one comprehensive whole.
The Garden of Reflection/911 Mermorial
The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial was created to remember and honor our loved ones and all 2,973 killed on September 11, 2001. It is situated in Memorial Park amid the natural beauty of Historical Bucks County farmland in Lower Makefield Township. The Memorial designed by Yardley architect Liuba Lashchyk AIA invites us on a walking Memorial Journey symbolizing “After Darkness…Light”. This Memorial Journey leads from sorrowful reminders of tragedy and grief towards luminous symbols of hope, Peace and Celebration of Life.
Across the River - Public Gardens of New Jersey
Presby Memorial Iris Garden
Open only in iris season, with extensive displays of bearded iris cultivars, also Siberian and Japanese iris all well labeled with cultivar names.
Wonderful collection of mature magnolias and flowering cherries, extensive walking trails, meadow are, woodland with Japanese maples and stewartias, small display garden of perennials.
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
Designed by Martha Brooks Hutchinson, one of America's first women landscape architects when this was her home, peaceful paths, summer flowers, wooded area, attractive ornamental pool.
Wonderful trees spaced out in the landscape, great fall color. Perennial garden and excellent summer display of annuals.
Leonard J Buck Garden
Beautiful rock garden on rock outcrop, most floriferous in Spring. Pond and water course flowing through garden, arched wooden bridge and boardwalk, meadow and woodland areas with perennials and flowering shrubs. Earth Day weekend plant sale, many specialty perennials and woody plants.
Many mature trees and shrubs, well labeled, including collection of American holly cultivars. Small herb garden, rose collection, summer garden of annuals, bamboo forest. Incredible plant sale Mother's Day weekend (but check dates).