New Hope's 1870 Wedgwood Inn
An Inn for All Seasons
111 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
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 stone walls. www.highlandshistorical.org
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. www.groundsforsculpture.org
Paxson Hill Farm in rural New Hope
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! http://www.paxsonhillfarm.com Owner Bruce Gangawer is a Horticulturalist. Open t/o the week.
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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) www.silverlakenaturecenter.org
featuring upscale & luxury lodging
Jacuzzi Suites * Fireplace Rooms * Porches/Balconies
Hortulus 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
Gardeners and Plant Enthusiasts
Enjoy New Hope's "Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve" all times of the year. In mid - September, the Tohicon Garden Club holds its annual standard "Tohickon Flower Show " in conjunction with the "Bucks County Antiques Show." Also in September is the much celebrated "Heronswood Fall Planting Open" at the private Fordhork Farm. Many plants for sale are from Heronswood's private library of unusual and treasured species, as well as uncommon gathered-in-the-wild plants not available to the general public as well as not-yet-released Heronswood - bred hellebores. Of course, the grand indoor "Philadelphia Flower Show" is held every year in March. "Longwood Gardens" is another premier destination in the region. Make your Reservations now.
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. www.bhwp.org
The Lavender at Carousel Farm
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 Lavender 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.) www.CarouselFarmLavender.com
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.
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