Gardens of Philadelphia

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RB Books, Apr 15, 2004 - Gardening - 144 pages
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Since William Penn's founding of Philadelphia as a 'greene countrie towne', thousands of acres of public gardens and arboretums have spawned in and around the city. Fairmont Park is the largest in any American city; even Philadelphia's zoo is a splendid garden and arboretum. Many gardens in the region were first cultivated by early Quakers and include historic, restored homes dating to the early 1700s.

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Hope is a freelance writer and editor.

Blair Seitz's essays and photos have been published widely in such publications as the New "York" Times Magazine," Time," Newsweek," the Christian Science Monitor," National Geographic Traveler," and Endless Vacations," He is the photographer of more than 20 books, including Philadelphia and its Countryside," Pennsylvania Tapestry: Views from the Air," Pennsylvania's Natural Beauty," and Amish Ways," Blair lives in the outskirts of Philadelphia.

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