Great Gardens near Philadelphia
Longwood is an internationally famous garden. However, for those of us near Philadelphia, it is just one of the great gardens we have near us. Some of the best are:
Andalusia, ($10, reservations required)
Bartram's Garden, (free)
Chanticleer Garden, ($10)
Grounds for Sculpture, ($10)
Hagley Museum, ($11)
Hortulus Farm Gardens, ($12)
Jenkins Arboretum, (free)
Longwood Gardens, ($16)
Meadowbrook Farm, ($ by appointment)
Morris Arboretum, ($10)
Mt. Cuba Center, ($5, reservations required)
Scott Arboretum, (free)
Tyler Arboretum, ($5)
West Laurel Hill Cemetery, (free)
Winterthur, (garden tram, $15)
The admission fees are the straight adult fees. Often, senior and children fees also apply. See websites for details.
With my deer problems, I find it much more rewarding to visit other peoples gardens than struggle with the deer.
The following is a good book that covers these and many more local gardens. I have nothing to do with the book except that I read it and found it absolutely amazing that we have such a wealth of gardens in our area that are open to visitors.
Here is a link that might be useful: Great Gardens of Philadelphia Region