Chanticleer Gardens 

30 Gardens in 30 Miles – Explore them all! 

There are more 30 Philadelphia-area gardens that make up America's Garden Capital.  They come in all shapes and sizes and each has a distinctive personality.  

So our Bureau has created an online Guide to many of the gardens and arboretums in and around Delaware County, so you can pick and choose the places your family would love to see! For each garden there are photos,  historical notes, a description, location and contact information.  There is also a direct link to each garden's website so you can find out even more about those that interest you most.

Click on this link to open the guide: 2017 Destination Delco Guide to Gardens and Arboretums

And here are just a few highlights to whet your appetite...

Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Once the Rosengarten estate, today's Chanticleer is a colorful, contemporary garden within an historic setting. Come discover why London's Financial Times calls us "planted to perfection" and Garden Design magazine says we are "America's most inspiring garden." 
Bell's Run at Chanticleer

Bell's Run (left) is a place of quiet respite with an undulating lawn planted with hundreds of blue-flowered quamash (Camassia) that bloom in the spring.

Other gorgeous exhibits include:

  • The Asian Woods
  • Bulb Meadow
  • Chanticleer House Garden
  • Ruin Garden
  • Tea Cup Garden
  • Minder Woods
  • The Orchard
  • Tennis Court Garden

Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley.

It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture, events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.

The Blue Poppies (right) are gorgeous and in full bloom in the Longwood's Conservatory.
 And the Main Fountain Garden which has been closed for a two year revitalization re-opens Mary 27th!

This is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum’s heritage dates to 1681, when the land that makes up Tyler was acquired from William Penn by Thomas Minshall. Today, Tyler is a valued community resource and cultural destination.

Tyler Arboretum
Open year round (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day ), with 650 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for families, children, and adults interested in history, nature, and horticulture. Tyler Arboretum invites you to connect, explore, and grow with nature today.

Gardens Make Cents?!
A new study says Greater Philadelphia Gardens supports more than 1,500 jobs in many industries, including the arts, entertainment, and recreation. Beyond creating jobs, the gardens support local businesses and increase nearby property values.  The impact is significant – about $256 million per year.