about Greater Philadelphia Gardens
The Voice of Many Gardens
- Link to almost 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area
- Explore famous gardens or discover hidden gems
- Discover why this is the nation’s ‘cradle of horticulture’
- Attend a plant sale, a gardening workshop, or a lecture
- Find out what two million visitors already know
The Philadelphia region is rich in public gardens, arboreta and historic houses with gardens. In 1989, many of them banded together to jointly promote the gardens and encourage visitors. That collaboration, one of the first of its kind in the country, has evolved into Greater Philadelphia Gardens, whose member gardens attract more than two million visitors each year.
Greater Philadelphia Gardens offers a central site that makes it easier for visitors like you to discover what each garden, arboretum or historic house has to offer – just click the link to a garden’s Web page – and to learn about lesser-known gems that you might like to visit as well. So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been dubbed “the cradle of horticulture.”
Each spring, the gardens join forces to present the “World’s Largest Garden Party,” a cornucopia of gardening happenings throughout the region that includes plant sales, wildflower walks, garden tours, hands-on workshops, lectures, and evening galas. But most members of Greater Philadelphia Gardens offer events all year. Why not include one in your next visit?