The Arboretum at Penn State: Cultivation, Conservation, and Community

Overlook Pavilion at the Penn State Arboretum

Located roughly a mile from Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University, the Penn State Arboretum lives at the crossroads of nature, education, and community engagement. Opened in 2009, this 350-acre living museum extends beyond a traditional botanical garden, offering a variety of experiences, serene landscapes, and hands-on educational programs for visitors of […]

United by Flowers: The 2024 Philadelphia Flower Show’s Message of Comm-Unity

The Philadelphia Flower Show, the World’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, epitomizes horticultural excellence. Its origins trace back to 1829 when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) hosted its inaugural exhibition. This event was not only a celebration of gardening and floral craftsmanship but also a forum for exchanging horticultural knowledge among professionals and enthusiasts […]

Bike from Center City to Philadelphia’s Garden District of Chestnut Hill

A mere 12 miles from the bustling heart of Center City, is Philadelphia’s Urban Enclave of Chestnut Hill. For cyclists, this stunning garden neighborhood is easily within reach. This historic neighborhood with cobblestone streets offers fantastic dining, boutique shops, antique stores, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Official Arboretum of the Commonwealth, Morris Arboretum. Getting […]

Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums near Philadelphia

gardens at Mt. Cuba

Philadelphia is home to the oldest and one of the largest urban park systems in the United States. But also, it is known as “America’s Garden Capital.” In addition to all that public space, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has designated 38 of the best botanical gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes near Philadelphia as must-see […]

125+ Funny Gardening Quotes: Garden Wit and Wisdom

Gardening can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. And if you have a sense of humor, it can even be a little bit ridiculous. That’s why I’ve put together this collection of funny garden quotes, inspirational garden quotes, and garden wisdom. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or […]

Spring in Philadelphia’s Garden District: Visiting Morris Arboretum and Chestnut Hill

Colorful Tulips in Chestnut Hill PA

With spring officially sprung, now is the perfect time to begin planning a trip to Philadelphia’s Urban Enclave of Chestnut Hill. While part of Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill sits just 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia on the border of Montgomery County. Along with Germantown and Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill is one of three Philadelphia Garden […]

Philadelphia Area Gardens and Estates to Visit on a Long Layover at PHL

Nemours estate and gardens near PHL

Philadelphia is considered America’s Garden Capital. With over 30 natural and Botanical Gardens within 30 miles of Center City or a quick drive away, you are sure to find one that is easily accessible during a long layover at Philadelphia International Airport.  The recommendations here are based on drive time to and from PHL and […]

Plan a Day Trip to Washington, DC for Spring Cherry Blossoms (2024)

Capital cherry blossoms

The Washington DC cherry blossoms should be on the bucket list of every American. Not that visiting during peak cherry blossom season is exclusive to Americans, it certainly is not. But cherry bloom season in the nation’s capital is like seeing the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, or the Liberty Bell. They are symbolic of the […]

Why New Jersey is Known as the Garden State

Jersey Fresh Produce

Most people have no idea why New Jersey is known as the “Garden State.” Typically, when people think of New Jersey they automatically think of it as an extension of New York City. For those of us of a certain age, the joke by Joe Piscopo and SNL comes to mind. “What exit”? Because New […]

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort: Where Gardens, Art, and Nature Converge

Close up of cactus flower

The Hacienda Del Sol Luxury Guest Ranch Resort is situated just outside the city of Tucson among the Saguaro cacti and nestled in the Catalina foothills. With the Catalina Mountains as its backdrop and views of the sprawling city of Tucson, this luxury resort offers plenty of visual appeal all on its own. But, Hacienda […]

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