We are extremely fortunate to have some of the most beautiful Gardens and Arboretums in our area that should not be missed! If you have a Garden bucket list, we’re sure these are on it, and if you just have a true appreciation of nature in all it’s glory then plan a ‘Garden Crawl’ and hit some of these spots. Enjoy!
(For more info on each of the gardens, click on the name to visit their website)
770 Mt. Moro Road, Villanova, PA
Tucked away at the end of a long tree-lined drive, historic Appleford is the quintessential Main Line country estate. Visitors are welcome to stroll the grounds daily until sunset free of charge, and guided tours are available by special arrangement. The house is available for rental year-round and is perfect for special events.
Brandywine Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens
U.S. Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA
The Brandywine Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens are gardens at the Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 beside the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
786 Church Road, Wayne, PA
The Chanticleer estate dates from the early 20th-century, when land along the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad was developed for summer homes to escape the heat of Philadelphia. Chanticleer is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am until 5pm.
631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA
The grounds at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are open to the public 365 days a year from 8:00 am to sunset. Admission is free.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the Brandywine Creek Valley. It is one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as take part in educational lectures, courses, and workshops.
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA
Scott Arboretum (357 acres) is an arboretum located on the campus of Swarthmore College. The Arboretum grounds are open every day dawn to dusk; admission is free.
1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA
The Haas Family has generously donated the Stoneleigh Estate in Villanova to Natural Lands to be preserved as a public garden! After two years of planning, planting, and preparation, Natural Lands’ Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden opened its gates to the public on May 13, 2018. Definitely a fabulous addition to the Main Line’s Garden Crawl.
Taylor Memorial Arboretum
10 Ridley Drive, Wallingford, PA
Located in Nether Providence Township in Delaware County, PA, Taylor Memorial Arboretum is a 30 acre reserve of plantings and natural lands dedicated by J. C. Taylor to the memory of his wife, Anne Rulon Gray, and intended to promote the “health, enjoyment and education of the public in perpetuity”. The arboretum is open to the public year round without charge for the appreciation of its natural beauty.
515 Painter Road, Media, PA
Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, is a valued community resource and cultural destination. Open year round, with 650 contiguous acres and 17 miles of hiking trails.
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52),Winterthur, DE
Winterthur’s 1,000 acres encompass rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. Founder Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) developed an appreciation of nature as a boy that served as the basis for his life’s work in the garden.