Experience the Beauty of Winter at Philadelphia Gardens!

With 30+ public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes within 30 miles of Philadelphia our region is bursting with winter outdoor activities.

Barnes Arboretum at St. Joseph’s University

So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in the Philadelphia region that it has been dubbed “the cradle of horticulture.” Today, Philadelphia has earned its place as ‘America’s Garden Capital’ with a surplus of public gardens offering a wide variety of horticultural display, and events, all year long.


More public gardens than anywhere else in the country.

Philadelphia has over 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes, all located within 30 miles of Philadelphia.

When planning your next visit to Philadelphia, be sure to spend a day exploring nature in our region. No matter the season, America’s Garden Capital boasts some of the best outdoor activities in the greater Philadelphia area. 

Our Gardens

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Brandywine River Museum

Hagley Museum & Library

Longwood Gardens

Mt. Cuba Center

Nemours Estate


Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

The Gardens at Mill Fleurs

Henry Schmieder Arboretum at Delaware Valley University

Hortulus Farm Garden & Nursery

Tyler Formal Gardens


Barnes Arboretum at St. Joseph's University


Haverford College Arboretum

Henry Botanic Garden

Jenkins Arboretum & Garden

Scott Arboretum

Stoneleigh: a natural garden

Tyler Arboretum

Ambler Arboretum

The Highlands Mansion & Garden

PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas

Grounds for Sculpture

Camden Children's Garden

The Arboretum at Laurel Hill

Awbury Arboretum

Bartram's Garden

James G. Kaskey Memorial Park

Morris Arboretum & Gardens

Philadelphia Zoo


The Woodlands

Wyck Historic House, Garden, Farm

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion – Victorian House and Gardens

Seasonal Happenings & Trip Ideas

Events & Activities

As winter blankets the landscapes of America’s Garden Capital, one might assume that the vibrant hues of spring and summer are tucked away until the warmer months return. However, a closer look reveals a hidden treasure trove of winter blooming plants that defy the chill and add a touch of color to the garden landscape. Read on to learn about these resilient winter blooming plants and where you can find them in America’s Garden Capital.

Featured Garden

The former home of Laura and Albert C. Barnes, the 12-acre arboretum is dedicated to horticultural education and the arts, offering a three-year horticulture certificate and hands-on workshops for amateur gardeners and horticulture enthusiasts.

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Did you know that you can get your holiday shopping done while visiting a garden in America’s Garden Capital? With fewer crowds and a focus on the beauty of nature, holiday shopping at a public garden gift shop can be a pleasant and peaceful activity—turning a typically stressful task into a delightful excursion!

Longwood Gardens