Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

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Did you know there are over 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area and Hamanassett is within 30 minutes of most of them?   Planted so that every season is colorful, you’ll find special events throughout the year for the family to enjoy.  View garden railways, tree houses, meadows, birds, and champion trees as well as art and sculpture, birding, hiking, and museums within the gardens.

Most people coming to the Brandywine Valley are well aware of Longwood Gardens which was named one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States and the grounds of Winterthur, both famous DuPont estates.  We have Hagley Museum and Library, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Welkinweir, The Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation, Cabrini College, Chanticleer, Haverford College Arboretum, Henry Botanic Garden, Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum to name just a few.  You’ll find lovely gardens at the Philadelphia Zoo plus 9 other gardens in the Philadelphia area.  Even Hamanassett was chosen by Select Registry as one of 21 bed and breakfasts with beautiful grounds.  To learn more about all these wonderful gardens and plan your visit, go to

A riot spring blooms at Longwood Gardens

Tulips at Longwood Gardens

Enjoy the gardens and koi pond in the Brandywine Valley.

Garden at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast.


The gardens at Winterthur

Mansion of Hagley Museum with tulips in foreground.

Hagley Museum and Library

Enjoy hiking through the gardens of Chanticleer

Chanticleer Gardens