55 Stunning Botanical Gardens You Need to See Before You Die
For the gardeners out there, Winston Gray of Sproutabl.com has put together a list of “25 Stunning Botanical Gardens You Need to See Before You Die” — click here to read the entire list of gardens.
In the area of the Great Valley House of Valley Forge, we have #3 Longwood Gardens:
#3. longwood gardens
- Size: 1,077 acres
- Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
- Website: https://longwoodgardens.org/
- Known for: Year-round events and performances
Longwood Gardens came about by chance after American businessman and entrepreneur, Pierre S. du Pont, purchased a farm to preserve the land in 1906. He began hosting parties and theater experiences on the gardens and soon named the land Longwood. After du Pont’s death in 1954, Longwood Gardens was officially opened to the public.
The Gardens host several seasonal attractions and events for a one-of-a-kind experience. You can even earn a tuition-free horticultural degree through its educational services.
Per my suggestion, Winston added Bartram Gardens to his list along with several others:
#28. bartram’s garden
- Size: 46 acres
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Website: https://bartramsgarden.org/
- Known for: Being the oldest existing botanical garden in North America
Bartram’s Garden began in 1728 by John Bartram, and the family continued to own the land until it was purchased in 1891 by the City of Philadelphia. You’ll find both native and exotic plants and trees throughout, and you can even visit John Bartram’s original garden.
The Farm at Bartram’s Garden covers four acres and is cared for by local high school students and families. It produces over 12,000 pounds of food annually for the city.