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Longwood Gardensone of the great gardens of the world right in our own backyard! More than a thousand acres of stunning gardens and conservatories. Longwood is also know for their acclaimed horticultural learning program, in depth classes, guided walks, seminars and workshops throughout the year. There's just too much to mention here, visit their website for current information: http://www.longwoodgardens.org/



Bartrams Garden- located on forty five acres of land in southwest Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River, this is the home of famed botanist and plant collector John Bartram. Trees and plants dating back to pre-colonial times, this is the oldest botanical garden in the United States dating to 1728. Another little known treasure!  http://www.bartramsgarden.org



Morris Arboretum- University of Pennsylvania
http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml
An interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including some of Philadelphia's oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.




Awbury Arboretum- located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, this fifty five acre estate preserves more than twenty historic houses and their gardens. Educational programs for adults and children throughout the spring and summer months. For more info, visit their website at: http://www.awbury.org/




Fairmount Park Horticulture Center- in the heart of Philadelphia's 9,200 acre "green space" you'll discover the famous Japanese House and Garden as well beautiful landscaped paths and gardens outside of the Greenhouse and Conservatory. http://fairmountparkconservancy.org



GreaterPhiladelphiaGardens.org- for a complete guide to twenty-eight area public gardens, this is the site. Check for event listings, garden info & photos, articles and even an RSS feed.



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