Montco's Most Beautiful Gardens

Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA

Valley Forge & Montgomery County is home to breathtaking gardens and arboretums. In fact, the greater Philadelphia region is referred to as “American’s Garden Capitol,” and for good reason – there are more than 30 public gardens within a 30-mile radius of the city, offering plenty of picturesque places to pay a visit.

Abington Art Center

ABINGTON ART CENTER

515 Meetinghouse Rd
Jenkintown

The 27-acre sculpture garden at the Abington Art Center is an amazing combination of art and nature. Larger-than-life works of art are showcased in this unique open-air gallery.

The Barnes Arboretum
 

BARNES ARBORETUM

300 N. Latch's Ln
Merion

The Barnes Collection may have moved to the Parkway, but the original grounds of the Barnes Foundation  estate in Merion, Montgomery County, are still open to visitors. See where it all began and experience art in its “natural” habitat Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Bryn Athyn Gardens
 

BRYN ATHYN HISTORIC DISTRICT

1001 Cathedral Rd
Bryn Athyn

The majestic buildings that make up the Bryn Athyn Historic District - Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Cairnwood Estate, and the Glencairn Museum - are awe-inspiring on their own. The rolling landscape and carefully cultivated gardens around the property only add to the beauty.

Highlands Mansion & Gardens
 

HIGHLANDS MANSION & GARDENS

7001 Sheaff Ln
Fort Washington

The Highlands Mansion & 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.

MEADOWBROOK FARM

 

1633 Washington Ln
Jenkintown

An affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, producers of the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, Meadowbrook Farm is a 12-acre estate that features pools and fountains, topiary, seasonal flowers, and incredible sculptures.

WOODMONT PALACE MISSION, INC.

1622 Spring Mill Rd 
Gladwyne

Woodmont Palace Mission, Inc. is a place of quiet reflection that comprises an 1892 French Gothic manor house, gardens, ponds, and woodlands.

Chanticleer

CHANTICLEER

786 Church Rd
Wayne

The 31-acre Chanticleer in nearby Wayne, Delaware County, features tropicals, perennials, and containers; a colorful cut flowers garden, woodlands, water garden, and ruin garden. 

Longwood Gardens
 

LONGWOOD GARDENS

1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square

Longwood Gardens, the region's most famous public garden, is located just a short drive from Montgomery County. Its more than 1,000 acres, complete with the newly refurbished fountain, are sure to inspire all who visit.

morris arboretum cherry blossoms
 

MORRIS ARBORETUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia

Just across the city line, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 92-acre garden offers an ever-changing landscape complete with winding paths, colorful gardens, champion trees, and beautiful fountains.

Scott Arborteum

SCOTT ARBORETUM

500 College Ave
Swarthmore

The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College contains more than 4,000 varieties of plants grouped into a woodland walk, a rose garden, a holly collection, and a grove of pines and conifers.

WINTERTHUR MUSEUM & COUNTRY ESTATE

5105 Kennett Pk, Rt 52
Winterthur, DE

A short drive into nearby Delaware leads to Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, the former home of the du Pont family. The museum showcases one of the country's largest collections of American antiques.

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