Garden Capital of America in backyard of Brandywine Valley

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Did you jbnow there are more than 30 gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia and a majority of them are within 30 minutes of Hamanassett?  So many people visit us to attend Longwood Gardens, which is considered one of the most significant botanical gardens in the world, but they miss some of the smaller lesser known gardens which are just as wonderful.  Check our list below and click on the name for more information.

Chanticleer Garden

The 35-acre garden was once the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, Sr. and opened as a public garden in 1993. It features courtyards of tropicals and perennials, vegetable garden, woodlands, water garden and a ruin garden.

Tyler Arboretum

As one of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern U.S., the Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, and 20 miles of hiking trails open throughout the year.

Scott Arboretum

The Scott Arboretum encompasses more than 300 acres of nearly 3,000 varieties of plants, including lilacs, magnolias, and azaleas. It sits on the Swarthmore College campus

Longwood Gardens

This horticultural showplace was first created by Pierre S. du Pont in 1906 and now features 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, 11,000 types of plants, and more fountains than any other garden in the U.S.

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Once the 300-acre estate of Alfred I. duPont, these gardens are now prime examples of French-style gardens with landscaped fountains, pools, and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands.

Hagley Museum and Library

Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine, you’ll see the original gunpowder works founded by E.I. du Pont in 1802.  Hagley features  indoor and outdoor exhibitions, including restored mills, a workers community, and the ancestral home and garden of the du Pont family.