The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official state arboretum of Pennsylvania. It is situated in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. In the middle of its winding paths, rose gardens, and swan pond, you will discover the 8-sided glass Doris H. Hamilton Fernery that encloses 523 varieties of plants. It is a historic public garden and educational institution. It promotes education, research, outreach, and horticultural display through understanding the importance of plants to people. It has been named #1 Most Stunning University Garden and Arboretum. The fernery is the only Victorian structure of this kind in North America. The Morris Arboretum has a bloom calendar for the list of flowers blooming every month throughout the year.
Bartram’s Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States. It is located on the western bank of the Schuylkill River. It covers 46 acres which include a historic botanical garden and an 88-acre arboretum which was established in 1728. Three generations of the Bartram family have continued the garden as the premier collection of North American plant species in the world. Bartram’s Garden welcomes everyone to explore, connect to nature, participate in programs, celebrate personal journeys, relax, reflect, and experience something new. The grounds are free and open to the public year-round. The garden has a variety of flower collection. They have a collection of blooming flowers each season. Plants are available for purchase year-round in the Garden. A few major collections for spring bloom are Bloodroot, Fringe Tree, Tulip, Trillium, etc. They have a common flower garden for the summer collection, Great evening Primrose, Franklinia, etc. Lotus, Beauty Berry are a few names in fall collection whereas, Double snowdrop, Witch Hazel are common in winter collection.
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