A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region

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Temple University Press, 2007 - Gardening - 192 pages
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Finally, for every resident and visitor to the region, a comprehensive guide to the gardens of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.a Magnificently illustrated with nearly 200 full color photographs, A GUIDE TO THE GREAT GARDENS OF THE PHILADELPHIA REGION provides essential information on how to locate and enjoy the finest gardens the area has to offer.
As the horticultural epicenter of the United States, Philadelphia and the surrounding towns, suburbs, and countryside are blessed with more public gardens in a concentrated area than almost any other region in the world.a Stretching from Trenton, New Jersey athrough Philadelphia and down to Newark, Delaware, this areaa(often called the Delaware Valley) offers more horticultural riches than a visitor can possibly see even in a coupl of weeks of hectic garden-hopping.
Detailed coverage of almost 100 gardens
Maps to indicate where area gardens are in relation to each other to plan day trip itineraries
Key information about each major garden, including hours, fees, time needed for a tour, history, acreage, and special features
Over a dozen gardens that have never before been featured in any garden guidebook
Arranged by interest, to help guide readers to gardens that will most meet their needs
Notations about historical houses, cafes/restaurants, gift shops, and chidren''s features at each major garden"

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Scott Arboretum
Jenkins Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum
West Laurel Mill Cemetery
Henry Foundation for Botanical Research
Haverford College Arboretum
Barnes Foundation Arboretum
The Highlands

Also of Interest
Longwood Gardens
Mt Cuba Center
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Hagley Museum
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Goodstay Gardens
Brandywine River Museum
Read House and Gardens
Penn State Cooperative Extension Learning Gardens
Grounds For Sculpture
Temple University Ambler Landscape Arboretum
Hortulus Farm Gardens
Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve
Bryn Athyn Cathedral Gardens
Meadowbrook Farm
Delaware Valley College Henry Schmieder Arboretum
St Mary Medical Center Healing Gardens
Tyler Gardens at Bucks County Community College

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Adam Levine is an award-winning garden writer whose work has appeared in many regional and national magazines. He is also co-author of The Passion for Gardening and The Philadelphia Flower Show. He lives and gardens in Media, Pennsylvania. His website is www.PhillyGardenGuide.com.
Rob Cardillo is a Philadelphia-based professional garden photographer. Formerly the Director of Photography at Organic Gardening magazine, his work now appears in Garden Design, Horticulture, Better Homes and Gardens, and numerous other magazines. He has authored two books and was the photographer for Flowers White House Style, HGTV Landscape Makeovers and The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer. His website is www.robcardillo.com

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