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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.
Winter

Holiday Garden Shopping Guide

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

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Summer

9 Philadelphia Gardens to Enjoy on a Summer Evening

Visiting Philadelphia gardens at dusk is perfect for a romantic walk or a fun outing with friends and family. As night falls, the garden takes on a whole new dimension—fireflies dance, crickets chirp, and flowers are covered in a veil of golden light.

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Itinerary

Scenic Bucks County Garden Getaway

Stop 1: Andalusia Historic House & Gardens 1237 State Road, Andalusia, PennsylvaniaPlan your visit at Andalusiapa.org and reserve your tour in advance. Andalusia ➔ Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, Andalusia Historic House & Gardens features native woodlands, centuries-old formal gardens and a stunning columned mansion that serves as one of the

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Itinerary

Delaware du Pont Family Gardens

Stop 1: Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, Delaware Plan your visit and confirm hours of operation at hagley.org Hagley ➔ Arrive at 10am when Hagley Museum opens to allow yourself two hours to explore and discover what lies nestled among the historic 235 acres located along

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Itinerary

Guide to Visiting West Philadelphia Gardens

Philadelphia is a city of fascinating history, incredible diversity, and phenomenal public horticulture. The urban parks system is one of the oldest and largest in the country, encompassing more than 10,000 city acres and comprising such gems as the country’s oldest botanical garden, first zoo, and largest landscaped urban park.

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Itinerary

The Country in the City

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Northwest Philadelphia was the summer destination for wealthy city dwellers looking to escape to higher elevations and cooler temperatures. Today, their estates have grown into lovely gardens that share their horticultural beauty with visitors near and far. Spend the day or stay overnight

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Itinerary

Plant Enthusiast Garden Tour

Are you crazy about plants? Always looking for something unusual to plant in your garden or grow on your windowsill? Then spend the day immersed in horticulture at three fabulous gardens with fantastic plant collections. Plan for a very full day of adventure! If you want to make it a

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