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Topiaries, Pleasure Gardens and Botanical Gems in Philadelphia and Beyond

Join local experts to explore Longwood Gardens, the Mount Cuba Center, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Chanticleer, the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum and more!
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Program No. 21967RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749
Pennsylvania

Topiaries, Pleasure Gardens and Botanical Gems in Philadelphia and Beyond

Join local experts to explore Longwood Gardens, the Mount Cuba Center, Ladew Topiary Gardens, Chanticleer, the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum and more!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749
Program No. 21967 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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May 2 - May 7, 2021
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Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2021
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May 2 - May 7, 2021
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Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2021
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At a Glance

Philadelphia is a little-known hub for some of the finest botanical gardens on the East Coast. Discover an array of hidden horticultural gems not just in Philadelphia, but also within a short drive of it in Delaware, Maryland and surrounding townships. Join gardening experts for a special exploration of the native plants of the Mount Cuba Center in Delaware, the sculptured greenery of Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland, the pleasure gardens of Chanticleer in Pennsylvania, and the beautiful botanical gardens of Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania (a new addition for 2019). Expert-led field trips to Meadowbrook Farm, Morris Arboretum, and the Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation, among others, offer additional opportunities to thrill in the natural beauty of some of the region’s premier gardens.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for up to two hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore two of Philadelphia’s greatest botanical treasures: Chanticleer, a pleasure garden and Longwood Gardens and their Glass Conservatory .
  • Hear the story of John Bartram — the father of American botany — at his historic home and gardens.
  • Journey to Maryland to explore the Ladew Topiary Gardens, considered the finest topiary garden in the country.
Featured Expert
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Jenny Rose Carey
Jenny Rose is an educator, historian, author and senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. An avid, hands-on gardener who has worked in both England and the United States, she has lectured nationally and internationally for many years. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series 'The Victory Garden' and in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine and the Pennsylvania Gardener. Her latest book, 'Glorious Shade,' was released in 2017.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jenny Rose is an educator, historian, author and senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. An avid, hands-on gardener who has worked in both England and the United States, she has lectured nationally and internationally for many years. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series 'The Victory Garden' and in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Green Scene magazine and the Pennsylvania Gardener. Her latest book, 'Glorious Shade,' was released in 2017.
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Nancy Webster is a student and teacher of history. After receiving her B.A. magna cum laude from Radcliffe College of Harvard University, Nancy’s interest in early American history took her to William & Mary College where she received a double M.A. degree in American studies and museum curatorship. Today, she lectures and consults on planning, preservation and historical research. She is a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, Fellows in American Studies, the Friend’s Historical Association, Women Historians of the Delaware Valley, and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Nancy is also curator and a board member of the Delaware Historical Society.
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Tish Byrne View biography
An artist and historian, Tish Byrne is passionate about all aspects of her native city and its environment after having lived in and led explorations at the Physick House, which belongs to Philadelphia Landmarks. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts later becoming an administrative assistant to the Director of the school. Presently, she leads excursions for the mural arts program, is a docent at Historic Christ Church and leads explorations of Philadelphia landmarks.





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