From the Delaware Riverside to the Main Line and the Brandywine -- here are a few ways to freak out in October...

Need a room for the night???? 

'Check in' at the Bates Motel! 

Prepare yourself for he most incredible display of terror and mayhem this side of Hollywood.

You'll see levitating spirits, floor boards that come alive, pictures that follow you, and incredible, custom animatronic props you've never seen anywhere else!

Halloween doesn't get scary until you arrive at the Arasapha Farm in Glen Mills. 

Filled with high tech effects, digital soundtrack and lighting, the Bates Motel takes Halloween to a new level of horror!…No wonder it's considered one of the best Haunted Houses in America.

And how haunted are their hayrides?  The woods are creepy...beady eyes stare at you from the dark.  You climb into the wagon and wonder, "is this something I really need to be doing?" 
A woman in our bureau office took this hayride...and she refuses to talk about it...yikes!

BE WARNED...The Bates Motel and Farm is a high startle, high action haunted attraction and not recommended for children under 8 or people with heart conditions.

Plus there's Terror in the Tall Corn...It's the Revenge of the Scarecrow!
Click here for the Bates Website with Fun Videos and more!


Pumpkin Days At Tyler Arboretum

October 15th and 16th Tyler becomes Halloween Central and the little ones pictured here aren't about to let go of their pumpkins! So you'll have to find one of your own.  
And there's no better place than Tyler Arboretum!  Pick your pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, and enjoy a hayride tour through Tyler's gorgeous fall colors. 

Stilt-walkers, face-painting, making balloon animals and exploring haunted tree houses are more than enough to get little ones excited!
No pre-registration required. FREE admission for members! General admission is $11 for adults (16 to 64); $9 for seniors (65+); $7 for children (ages 3-15), and free for children under 3. Certain activities inside the event by ticket only for an additional fee.

PARKING! Please note that Pumpkin Days parking at Tyler is reserved visitors with disabilities. General admission parking for all other visitors is at Penn State Brandywine, with shuttle buses to and from the Arboretum each day.
  • Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, Oct 16th 
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (both days)
  • Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media
  • Tyler Arboretum Website

Take to the Streets at Media’s 52nd Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade ...
Everyone’s a kid again when it comes to Halloween horrors and freaky fun! Bring the family for another one of Media’s ‘monster’ street festivals.

Mazes and hayrides and pumpkins, oh my!  
It Must Be Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards!

An annual trip to Pumpkinland has been a family tradition for generations of Delaware Valley Residents.

Larger than life figures and scarecrows illustrate the legends and lore of the harvest season, local history and some of the many stories of pumpkins and apples.

There are 100 hundred tons of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, plus a huge selection of straw bales, corn shocks, toys and fall decorations of all kinds.

Plus music, entertainers, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, cornfield mazes, and their annual Costume Parade - 3 to 5pm on Sunday, October 30th.

Plan an Autumn Moon Hayride
Enjoy the night sky on a 15 to 20 minute ride through the fields, ending at a cozy campfire with plenty of  Apple Cider and marshmallows for roasting!
  •  October 7 thru 30
  • Mon-Thurs: 6 & 7pm; Fri, Sat & Sun: 6-8pm - $7.50 per person
...or a Twilight Hayride to the Witches House in the woods!
More happy than haunted, witches tell stories, jokes and give all of the kids a yummy Halloween treat!
  • October 7 thru 30
  • Sun. - Thurs. 5:30 - 8pm -- Fridays & Saturdays: 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • $9 per person
Click here for the Linvilla Website

Halloween on the Farm - A Children's Event
Celebrate  a Spooky (but not too scary) day at the Plantation!  Wear costumes and visit four special locations to receive a treat.  Kids will love candle making, corn husk dolls, a bonfire with a cup of warm cider, a haunted barn, and a ghost story in the springhouse.
  • Saturday, Oct 29th 
  • 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Admission is $8.00 for adults & children (ages 4 - 12). Children under 4, free. 
  • For more info: 610-566-1725 (Mon. – Fri.) 10 AM - 2 PM
  • P.O. Box 158, Gradyville, PA 19039 
  • Plantation GPS Address: 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073   
  • Colonial Plantation Website


The Historic Grange Estate’s Annual Open House, Pumpkin Painting & Scarecrow Workshop

Normally when we say 'get stuffed' we're talking about Thanksgiving Dinner...but that's next month!

In October it's all about making your own Scarecrow!  Bring the kids and your own old clothing for stuffing.  The Grange staff will supply the rest!
Let's hope none of these children are planning to be
surgeons when they grow up...

Pumpkin painting: 1 pm -- $5 pp
Scarecrow making: 1 pm -- $5 pp

Plus you can start your holiday shopping in their Gift Shoppe whch features a wide  selection of hand-made items.
  • 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083
  • Sunday, Oct 9th — 1- 4:00 PM
  • No advance registration needed
  • The Grange Estate Website

The Fall Harvest & Great Pumpkin Patch on October 9th
Bring the family to a pumpkin-picking extravaganza.  Great fun and totally free! 
Ride tractors to pick your FREE prizes, ride ponies, scramble in the hay, and many more activities!
  • Sunday, Oct 9th (Rain date Oct 16th)
  • The Willows Park, 490 Darby Paoli Rd, Villanova
  • 610-688-5600
  • 10:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Radnor Township Calendar Page

Chadds Ford Historical Society's Great Pumpkin Carve features the best, freakishly good pumpkin sculptures!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Annual Great Pumpkin Carve Oct 20th, 21st & 22nd.
This three day event features more than 60 local artists -- the pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food provided by Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary supplies great food, plus enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.
  • Oct 20 and 21st, 5:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Oct 22nd, 3:00 to 9:00 pm 
  • On the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center
  •  Admission: $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for ages 7 to 17; Ages 6 and under are free
  • Dogs are not permitted to the Pumpkin Patch for safety reasons
  • Co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society & Concordville- Chadds Ford Rotary.

Be're about to catch Saturday Night Fever!

Saturday Night, October 22nd throw caution to the wind and glitter into the air at the Museum's Annual All Hallows’ Eve Ball, a museum fundraiser that will haunt everyone with iconic Bee Gee’s music and a scandalous Studio 24 theme!

It’s unlikely John Travolta will appear...but the evening’s music will inspire you to recreate his unique strut, now synonymous with the Disco Era.  So cut loose (bring your wallet) and catch a little Night Fever to benefit this famous American Art Museum.   

A bit of advice? If you’re old enough to have a white suit still hanging in the back of your closet, you might need to practice your dance moves a here for a little inspiration ;)  
John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
  • 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
  • 610.388.2700
  • All proceeds support the clean water and educational programs of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
  • 8 p.m.–1 a.m
  • Tickets include open bar, refreshments, music, costume contest & more. Must be 21+ to join the fun.
  • For more info and tickets: Brandywine River Museum of Art Website
  • This event is sponsored by Wilmington Trust and Avery Draper


Celebrate happy hallo-wine' at Penns Woods Winery! 

Enjoy two wicked weekends of great fall fun for all ages - Oct 22nd  & 23rd and Oct 29th & 30th.

Little kids will love pumpkin painting ...Children choose a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and then decorate the heck out of it!  
  • Let them paint it, sticker it, glitter it and more! 
  • $15 -18/ per pumpkin (depending on size). 
  • Price includes pumpkin and all decorating materials.
Older kids... (the over 21 type:) will find many ways to savor a fall afternoon, from wine tastings, to live music, and food truck delicacies -  it's the perfect fall weekend for the entire family.

Penns Woods Pumpkin Painting Details

CALL 610.459.0808 to Register
(So they know how many people in your party will be painting a pumpkin and what time you plan on coming in to paint)

Hours:  Noon to 5pm each day
Walk-ins are welcome but are not guaranteed a pumpkin.

124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford


Longwood Gardens horticulturists have been pretty busy since last October.  A record-breaking 17,000+ chrysanthemums have been nurtured, trained and arranged into plump balls, soaring spirals, giant columns, and colorful pagodas -- and the veil comes off on Oct 22nd!

It is the largest, most intensively cultivated display of mums in the entire country.

But the star of the show is hard to's the largest  mum grown outside of Asia.  It is called the Thousand Bloom Mum, boasting more than 1,500 perfectly arranged flowers on one plant.

And while you're there, check out other seasonal highlights displayed throughout Longwood's indoor and outdoor gardens - like  NIGHTSCAPE, an after-dark display that turns the gardens into an Alice in Wonderland-like dream, all set to stunning music and best viewed after 7pm.

Longwood Gardens Website for Tickets & more Info
The Chrysanthemum Exhibit is open from Oct 22nd through Nov 20th
It is free with your Gardens Admission Ticket

Brush up on your love of art and design by taking this new Delaware County Studio Tour which lures you behind the scenes to meet professional artists in their creative lairs.  

Free to the public, the tour features 45 artists representing everything from painting and sculpture, to jewelry, photography, clay, glass, paper and fiber design.  They will showcase their work in 17 design studios across Delco and all will be on hand to talk about their tools and creative process.

The tour is the perfect way to introduce your children to the world of art -- and you may also find something beautiful to hang on a wall at home!

One of a kind sculptures make great gifts!

Design your own self-guided tour with their online catalogue and map, (click on the their website link below) or pick up a catalogue at our Destination Delco Bureau headquarters in Rose Tree Tavern at Rose Tree Park in Media.

The Tour is also the perfect gift safari if you're hunting for something beautiful, original and uniquely Delco....
Purchase a special collection original framed 6” x 6” piece of art for the special tour price of $75.  Every artist has pieces for sale, and you can check them out on the website noted below.
Part of the jewelry making process....

This tour was created by Jeff Schaller, one of the featured painters on the tour, as well as its organizer.

Artist Studios on the Tour
Susan Stefanski Studio, 115 Ellis Rd., Havertown

Deena S.
Deena Ball is a teaching and
exhibiting watercolor artist
whose work has been featured
in Watercolor Artist Magazine.
Deena Ball Studio, 18 Colfax Rd, Havertown

Chris Macan Studio, 404 S. Manoa Rd., Havertown
Bruce Poulterer Studio, 136 Timber Lake Dr., Media
Nancy Markezin Studio, 293 Crum Creek Rd, Media
Karen Spae Polson Studio, 918 Winding Ln, Media
Joe Milligan Studio, 159 Valley Rd, Media
Edna Santiago Studio, 597 Manchester Ave, Media
Eric Leichter Studio, 215 Highland Ave, Wallingford
Alan Soffer Studio, 2 Blackthorn Rd., Wallingford
Trish Sheff Studio, 9 Guernsey Rd, Swarthmore
Jane Porter Studio (Heron Studios), Red Hill and Mount Rd., Aston
Lori Primavera Studio (Heron Studios), Red Hill and Mount Rd, Aston
Sean Roach Studio (Heron Studios), Red Hill and Mount Rd, Aston
Ann Guidera-Matey Studio (Heron Crest Studios), Red Hill and Mount Rd, Aston
Kimberly  Hoechst Studio (Heron Crest Studios), Red Hill and Mount Rd, Aston
Rinal Parikh Studio, 209 Canterbury Dr, Wallingford

Delaware County Studio Tour
Sat, Oct 15 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Sun, Oct 16 from 11 AM to 5 PM
Delco Studio Tour - Meet the artists and more
Contact: Jeff Schaller
PH: 610.942.9629

Think Pink, Drink Pink!  That's the message during the entire month of October at Penns Woods Winery.  Then kick off  your shoes because Saturday, Oct 8th things are going to get juicy!

Throughout the month Penns Woods will donate $1 from the purchase  of every PINK WINE they sell (Field Blend Rose & Mulling Wine) to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.

Then get ready for their 4th Annual GRAPE STOMP for Living Beyond Breast Cancer on October 8th - but if you want to hop into a barrel you have to call 610-459-0808 ASAP!

The stomp begins at NOON and only 12 teams can sign up.

Which is not a problem for people like me who see this more as a spectator sport :)

But if you're adventurous and prepared to have purple feet for a few days, a team consists of 4-6 people.
(Smaller teams will be blended together)

  • $10 minimum donation pp to participate, (higher donations welcome) 
  • Pre-registration is required - call 610.459.0808 - Ask for Andrea Creato.
  • There will be 2 Grand Prizes, one for the team that STOMPS THE MOST JUICE and one for the team that RAISES THE MOST MONEY for Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
  • A prize will go to the team with the BEST COSTUME or TEAM THEME (think I Love Lucy (pictured above)...Breast Cancer Awareness Month...or Fall Fun)  
  • But here's the most coveted prize of all: BEST GRAPE STOMPING TECHNIQUE!

Peasants, serfs, knights & noblemen...step back in time to one of the most unique periods in history: the Middle Ages. (The 5th through 15th centuries)

Sports and games played during the Middle Ages were targeted towards increasing the fighting skills of men. A peasant who excelled in a sport could win a purse, and become more valuable to his lord - thus improving his position in life. Weaponry included swords, lances, daggers and battle axes.

Most everyone on a manor lived close together in villages of about 100 people.  The villages were very self sufficient,  producing everything they required, from the land that gave them food to the forest which provided wood for houses and furniture. They made their own clothes of flax, wool, and leather, and their meal and flour were ground at the village mill.

Skittles was the ancestor of modern bowling.
◾Colf - the ancestor of Golf ( a sport for the nobles)
◾Gameball - a simple football game that somehow included a bat. (?)
◾Hammer-throwing (A carpenter's sport?)
◾Hurling or Shinty - a similar game to hockey
◾Skittles - (Not the candy!) It was an ancestor of modern ten-pin bowling
◾And Stoolball - an ancestor of Cricket. (It's fairly obvious why modern times renamed this sport.)

Weekend Activities:
  • October 15th and 16th -- 11am to 4pm both days 
  • Beer Brewing Demonstration (Saturday)
  • Plus special guests: Lord Grey's Retinue, LEGION XXIV, Medieval Irish, Markland Medieval Mercenaries, and a War of the Roses Camp
  • Admission is $12.00 for adults 
  • $8.00 for children (ages 4 to 12)

Every October Newtown Square hosts a hugely popular Family Day at Drexel Lodge, a beautiful township park that is also home to the Newtown Square Railroad Museum - one of the only train museums in the region. 

There's no admission charge - so there's no reason to miss a chance to see your children's eyes light up as they grab the bar and hoist themselves up the steps into a world of Polar Express-like imagination...climbing aboard life-sized box cars and the black monster engine pictured above!

Kids who love  trains will never forget
this experience!... just make sure they
leave the suitcase at home!
Take a tour through the 1895 PRR Freight Station,the 1907 Wooden Passenger car and the 1950 caboose!

And that's not all! 
The Railroad Museum building houses a rare collection of signs, model trains, plus historic tools and artifacts from the historic birth of the Main Line.  There are books and old articles with fascinating tales of Delco's earliest railroad days.

Plus an Antique Car Show & Mini-railroad for children to ride on!

  • Drawings for door prizes 
  • An antique car display
  • Artisan vendors and Farmers
  • And local businesses and clubs with sales and demos 

Great food, live music and boundless kids' activities round out a fun-filled day in Newtown Square.

No Admission fee: But $5 donations are welcome
DATE: Sat, Oct 8th - (rain date is the 15th)
TIME: 11am to 4pm
4140 Drexel Lodge Park
On West Chester Pike

With just 2 home games left to play in the 2016 season, our Philadelphia Union rank 4th at the time of this writing, behind the 1st place New York Red Bulls, 2nd place Toronto FC and 3rd place New York City  FC - and we're still in the playoff hunt!

March is a long time away...don't miss the final minutes of the 2016 season.
Join 18,000 other fans and get a little crazy at Talen Energy Stadium!
Get your tickets now, for these memorable games:

  • Sun Oct 16th: 3pm - vs Orlando City Soccer Club
  • Sun Oct 23rd: 4pm - vs NY Red Bulls

Even if we don't make the playoffs, the last game is going to be huge.  Ripping off a win against the Red Bulls is always a good thing:)

Plus, it will also be a goodbye game! The team just announced that Swiss midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta will return to FC St. Gallen at season's end.  That's where he began his pro career, and after 37 matches with the Union, it is where he plans to play until retirement.

“Tranquillo has been a key piece in what we’re trying to build here in Philadelphia, but we appreciate his decision to return to Switzerland,” Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said. “We look forward to continuing to push for the postseason.”

In Tranquillo's words:
“The entire soccer community here was so welcoming, and I’m so thankful to everyone at Philadelphia Union for making me feel so appreciated.” Barnetta said. “Playing in front of my friends and family and making plans for life at the end of my career where I want to live is a force I can’t resist.”

Click on this link to read his open letter to fans: Tranquillo's Open Letter to Union Fans

Interested in becoming a season ticket holder for 2017?
Full and Partial Season Ticket Memberships are ON SALE NOW. Secure the best seats available for next year!

Check out 2017 Ticket Sales Here

Did you know that each of the main characters in the TV show M.A.S.H. made their final departure from the 4077th by a different mode of transportation?
Klinger in an ox cart -- Mulcahy in an ambulance -- Margaret in a jeep -- Winchester in a garbage truck -- Col. Potter on horseback (Sophie) -- BJ on a motorcycle -- Hawkeye in a helicopter

But before their final goodbye, they made 256 episodes -- each as much a history lesson, as it was entertainment. It was perhaps the first pure dramedy on television --  using humor and pathos to convey the extraordinary courage of the MASH medical teams positioned on the front lines during the Korean War.

See the historic M.A.S.H. exhibit (pictured left) along with 35 other vintage and military birds on Oct 29th when the American Helicopter Museum honors Veterans with a day of commemoration that includes a Color Guard Flag Presentation – patriotic music by the Lukens Band and an active duty U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel is the featured speaker.

An actual MASH campsite and helipad in Korea. 
There will also be helicopter rides from noon to 2pm ($60 each), and great food donated by Sam’s Club.
Museum Admission is free to all Vets and their families!

Oct 27th the American Helicopter Museum Celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
On view will be AHMEC’s latest acquisition: one of four rotors, hubs and trusses from the record-breaking human-powered helicopter, Atlas.
  • Hours: 5 until 8 pm.
  • Cost: $50 per person and includes a light supper and libations.
  • Tickets can be purchased via PayPal on the website or by phone at 610-436-9600
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA  19380
American Helicopter Museum Website

Great art feeds more than the soul on Sunday, October 30th, when the Community Arts Center in Wallingford hosts an Empty Bowls Luncheon from Noon to 2pm. 

The historic headquarters of the CAC is the perfect setting for great art
exhibits and live music nights in the gallery...
Noooo, you will not be getting an empty bowl!
You'll be purchasing a locally-handcrafted artisan bowl which you select for yourself at prices starting at just $10 each -- and then CAC will fill it to the brim with luscious soups (and breads for dipping!).  All the food is being donated to CAC by the area's top chefs and restaurants - all to raise money for local hunger programs and food banks.

The outstanding ceramic artists and students who are donating the hand-designed bowls for this event, come from all over Delaware County.  And if you share their artist's spirit...register for a class in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, music and yoga!  There are both adult and children's classes.
Or browse CAC's art galleries while enjoying live music...
  • Tri-State Jazz Society Concert, Oct 16, 2 – 4:30pm in the Duke Gallery
  • Friday Night Live Concert, Oct 28, with music by Minas – Brazilian Jazz with Art by  Nicole Tymowczak -- 7 – 10pm -- $15/$10 CAC Members

Community Arts Center Website
414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086

October is Delco's premier Fall Foliage month, so here are several places to see nature's biggest, brightest and most colorful fashion shows:

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
Every fall the Refuge becomes a 1000-acre sanctuary adorned in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors...teeming with a rich diversity of fish, wildlife, and plants native to the Delaware Estuary.

America's First Urban Refuge is both accessible and visible to over 1,700,00 million people living within 10 miles of it.

IIIIt is also designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon while you're taking in all the glorious scenery at the refuge, thousands of eyes will be watching you...

While most of the 300+ avian species identified at the refuge utilize it as a migratory stopover, more than 80 species have been recorded nesting on the refuge over the years. Several species are also state listed as either threatened or endangered species or species of state or national management concern.

FUN FACT:  The first known bald eagle nest on the refuge was built in 2009 with the first two refuge eaglets successfully hatched in 2010. The pair has returned to breed on the refuge every year since.
Admission is free - open sunrise to sunset.
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Website


Fall Sets Fire to Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine

It's not a stretch to say that Longwood is the Emerald City of American gardens. There are no fairies or scarecrows or good witches, but it is utterly unforgettable and filled with magic.

Longwood Garden's Railway with G-scale model trains....
Especially in the fall.

From the vibrant beauty of goldenrod, native asters, and grasses in their Meadow Garden (pictured below), to their popular kid-colorful Garden Railway and Pumpkin Playground, Autumn is one of Longwood's liveliest seasons.

Fall drapes the Meadow Garden in shimmering 24k-golds, pale sapphire blues
and in the dancing grasses are every shade of topaz and jade.

Longwood's locomotive rumbles through the landscaped display, complete with bridges, tunnels, and waterfalls.

It operates during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting.

Starting Oct 22nd you can explore the Annual Chrysanthemum Festival...or all month long you can experience the magic of Nightscape, where both indoor and outdoor gardens become a dazzling alien-like work of dancing lights set to rousing, blood-rushing music.

Admission ticket pricing is on their website:
Longwood Gardens Website


Pack a Picnic and Head for the Newlin Grist Mill in the Brandywine.

Nestled in the heart of Brandywine Country, the Newlin Grist Mill and its 160-acre park is a peaceful, historic place featuring excellent nature trails, a working mill, a creek for trout fishing, and lots of picnic tables for enjoying a meal under an orange and gold canopy of trees.

Trout fishing has become a well-loved feature of the park, and can be enjoyed through the last day of October. So bring a pole and feel all your worries slip away...

Guided Nature Walks
Saturday, October 15, 11am-12pm 
Join Mother Nature's vibrant fall celebration with a fun and informative nature hike.  Observe migrating birds and search for signs of animals preparing for the colder months ahead.
Pre-registration required.
610.459.2359. $3 members / $5 non-members.

Newlin Grist Mill Website
219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Just Like the College Campus on which it sits, the Scott Arboretum Takes 'Education' Seriously
Check their website for all kinds of guided tours, programs and educational workshops.

Scott Arboretum is a unique garden on the 350-acre campus of Swarthmore College. It offers some of the region’s most intimate, authentic, and accessible horticultural experiences -- and is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

Fall not only welcomes back Swarthmore Students - it welcomes the nip & chill of fall by laying out a feast of gorgeous, nature-made colors.  

Tours of the garden are free and open dawn to dusk. Tour them on your own, or take one of the Guided Highlights Tours below.

No one is too big for the BIG CHAIR at the Arboretum!
As you can see in the photo below, there are comfy chairs for relaxing after a walk through their gardens... including a giant-sized Adirondack Chair where many hundreds of selfies have probably been taken!

Two Special Arboretum Highlight Tours
Tuesday, Oct 4, Noon to 1 pm and 
Thursday, Oct 27, Noon to 1 pm
Scott Arboretum's plant staff guide these tours which are geared for all levels of gardeners - beginners to experts. They start at the Scott Arboretum offices and are free.

Crum Woods Tour
Wednesday, Oct 19, Noon to 1 pm
Guided explorations of the trails, wildlife, and ecology of the Crum Woods. It departs from Scott's Outdoor Amphitheater and is free.

The Arboretum is a living memorial to Arthur Hoyt Scott (Swarthmore Class of 1895). Through a gift from Mr. Scott's family, the Arboretum was formed in 1929. The mission of the Arboretum is to display plants suited for home gardens in this area and to educate the public.

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328–8025
Scott Arboretum Website


National Geographic Traveler Magazine Named Chanticleer one of the most beautiful Secret Gardens in North America," -- and you have less than 30 days to enjoy the spectacle before it closes for the year!

Chanticleer Garden is a famous Main Line Estate and Botanical Garden located on the Main Line. 

Once the Rosengarten estate, today's Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an historic setting. The London Financial Times described it as "planted to perfection" and Garden Design magazine says it is "America's most inspiring garden."

It is the only Main Line Estate still open to the public, but closes at the end of October each year and will not reopen until spring.

As you can see in the photo (left) the gate is crested with carved stone roosters, or chanticleers in French. The house and grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

It is open Wednesday through Sunday, and there is an admission fee.

Chanticleer, 786 Church Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Chanticleer Garden Website