Spend Summer in Philadelphia Gardens

Summer outdoor adventure awaits at the more than 30 public gardens and arboreta within 30 miles of Philadelphia! Garden tours, outdoor activities for kids, and acres of blooms will keep you busy all summer long. 

Longwood Gardens

Seasonal Happenings & Trip Ideas

Events & Activities

Summer in America’s Garden Capital is a vibrant season brimming with lush greenery, colorful blooms, and a plethora of special exhibits, tours, and events. This summer visitors can enjoy dazzling fountain shows and unique summer exhibits, or explore the diverse plant collections at the more than 30 gardens within the Philadelphia region.

Featured Garden

Glen Foerd is an 18-acre public park and historic site located along the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. Built in 1850 and enlarged in 1902, the estate was saved from development through the activism of dedicated neighbors in 1983. Visitors can enjoy the grounds and a variety of seasonal programs.

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In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, the simple act of stepping outside and immersing ourselves in nature can feel like a revolutionary act. Yet, this connection with the natural world is more than just a pleasant escape; it is a vital component of our well-being.

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.

Mt. Cuba Center

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 Museum of Art

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

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

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

Glen Feord

Morris Arboretum & Gardens