The greater Philadelphia area boasts some of the most outstanding gardens in the United States of America. It includes estate gardens founded on fabulous wealth, a historic garden pre-dating American Independence, exceptional nurseries, and delightful private gardens. Destinations include:
Mt. Cuba, dedicated to the study, conservation and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region
Henry Francis du Pontâ€™s Winterthur, encompassing a 60-acre naturalistic garden and the premier museum of American decorative arts
The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College established to further horticulture through beautiful visual demonstration
The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania with its collection of more than 13,000 labeled plants including many collected from around the world under the leadership of John Morris and E. H. Wilson
Chanticleer, pictured below, called by some the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America
Meadowbrook Farm, lovingly designed and created by J. Liddon Pennock, Jr, whose pictures grace innumerable books and magazines because of the 25 acre siteâ€™s beauty.
Bartramâ€™s Garden, a historic landmark dating from 1728, this site is the home and garden of Americaâ€™s first botanist, John Bartram.
Longwood Garden, one of he worldâ€™s premier horticulture showcase, a legal of Pierre S. du Pont that features exquisite flowers, majestic trees, and opulent architecture.
Private garden visits that feature outstanding landscape architecture and plant choices and rarely open for public view.
Space for this tour, taking place May 20 – 26,Â is limitedâ€”sign up now as this tour is sure to sell out early.
This tour is escorted by Pacific Horticulture Society Board President, Greg Graves. Click here for a detailed itinerary for this tour on the Sterling Tours website. Or, call them for additional information at 1-800-976-9497. $1,865 per person, double occupancy, $595 single supplement.