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Gardens & Arboretums in Philadelphia

If you love nature, you'll love visiting botanical gardens Philadelphia. A great warm weather trip for the whole family is to go visit gardens in Philadelphia.


One Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Awbury Arboretums in Philadelphia

Home of the State Champion River Birch!

This 55 acre Philadelphia arboretum dates back to 1852 and is a fun place to explore and view different types of trees and plants in a variety of environments. Stop by the wetlands or the meadow, view excellent examples of trees such as River Birch, American Linden and more. 


Awbury contains historic Cope House which was built by a ship owner in 1852 as well as several other fascinating examples of historic 1800s homes. Events take place regularly, year round - check their calendar to find out when garden tours, summer field studies, historic talks and more are scheduled. One of the few arboretums in Philadelphia, the Awbury Arboretum is open to the public year round. Admission is free.


Horticulture and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia, PA 19131

Japanese Gardens in Philadelphia

Learn about Japanese Culture and Appreciate the Beautiful Landscape!

Located in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park, this beautiful and tranquil Japanese house and garden is a fascinating look at traditional Japanese architecture, paintings and gardening. The grounds are made up of a 17th century styled walled garden, a waterfall, tea garden, koi pond, sakura pavilion and more that will give visitors an idea of the Japanese idea of beauty in simplicity.


Special Japanese cultural events take place regularly throughout the year including cherry blossom viewing, art installations, tea ceremonies and much more! These unique gardens in Philadelphia are open April through October.


54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143

botanical gardens in Philadelphia

Oldest Botanical Gardens in North America!

This historic garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden on the continent. Set on 45 acres of park land, meadows, wetlands and wildlife habitats, the thousands of plants found in Bartram's Garden are a delight to see. Illustrious persons such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were visitors to these historic gardens.


When you visit, be sure to see the wildflower meadow, the historic botanic garden of American native plants, the scenic river trail, and the stone house and farm buildings that were home to John Bartram more than 250 years ago. Some of the best gardens in Philadelphia, these gardens are open year round.


100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Morris Arboretum Philadelphia

Japanese Gardens, Rose Gardens, English Parks and More!

With over 13,000 plants living in the collection, these beautiful gardens and arboretums have plants from 27 countries around the world. Expertly designed landscapes, parks and gardens will delight and relax visitors. As you walk through the gardens you can view artistic sculptures, historic buildings and beautiful features such as the Swan Pond.


No matter what time of year you visit, there's sure to be something blooming and flourishing. These beautiful gardens in Philadelphia are open year round; adult admission is $16 while students and children are $7.








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