Bucks County, Pennsylvania Gardens
Southeastern PA has many lovely gardens and
perennial farms open to the general public. Wedgwood Inn offers bed and
breakfast lodging near all these flower shows rare plant auctions,
perennial farms and plant sales.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope
is a world - class Preserve on 135 acres. There are 1000 species of
native Pennsylvania plants in a naturalistic setting. Open seven days a
week year-round. Their website includes a Calendar of Events.
Longwood Gardens-Wintertur - two glorious du Pont family gardens,on over
1200 acres... Internationally recognized.
Philadelphia Flower Show, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural
Silver Lake Nature Preserve
Bucks County's "Silver
Lake Nature Preserve" is home to rare and threatened
animal and plant species including the Red Belly Turtle, Southern
Leopard Frog, and the Maryland Meadow Beauty.
Silver Lake Park - Coastal Plain Forest (465 acres)
Highlands Mansion and Gardens
A 44 acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian Mansion
and 2 acre formal garden with Gothic Revival Gardener's cottage and
Grounds for Sculpture
A 35-acre sculpture park and museum located on the site of
the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Grounds For Sculpture's
landscaped grounds and historic, renovated buildings feature changing
exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.
Farm Nursery and Gardens
Founded by Renny Renolds, it is a 100 acre, 18th Century farmstead
and nursery operation, located just outside of New Hope. www.hortulusfarm.com
Paxson Hill Farm in rural New Hope
is a hidden treasure of 100 plus acres of annuals, perenials, herbs,
vegetables, tropicals, shrubs, vines, pond plants and exotic
fish.....amid formal gardens, a maze and Llamas, turkeys and peacocks!
www.paxsonhillfarm.com Owner Bruce Gangawer is a Horticulturalist.
Open t/o the week.
Lavender at Carousel Farm, also located in rural New Hope,
features 100 + acres and historic buildings surrounded by lavender
fields. Harvested in May and June, the smell is spectacular! They make
a lot of their own products from their organically grown Lavendar and
have a small gift shop within a c. 1760 stone outbuilding. Open on
Saturdays to the public from 9 - 5 pm. (Innkeeper Dinie leads private
tours for small groups at times too.)