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Celebrate Spring at Greater Philadelphia Gardens !
by Louise R. Eliason - posted 3/12/2012
2012 OPENING DATES AT All 30 PUBLIC GARDENS WITHIN 30 MILES OF PHILADELPHIA
Greater Philadelphia Gardens, a non-profit collaborative of 30 public gardens within 30 miles of greater Philadelphia announces its member gardens’ 2012 Spring opening dates to area visitors.
For specific information, hours, admission and over 750 events, workshops and tours, see Greater Philadelphia Gardens website. Also visit Greater Philadelphia Gardens Facebook for shared photos and video clips of “What’s in Bloom Now”.
March 1 Winterthur Museum & Estate reopened to visitors
(See Greater Philadelphia Gardens Facebook for current photos of Winterthur's March Bank in peak bloom now!)
March 1 Welkinweir reopens weekdays to visitors
March 31 Camden Children's Garden reopens to visitors.
March 31 Chanticleer reopens to visitors through Sunday, November 4
March 31 Shofuso Japanese House & Garden opening weekend
April 12 Mt. Cuba Center reopens for spring tours
May 1 Nemours Mansion & Garden reopens for spring tours
September - The Arboretum of The Barnes Foundation reopens. The opening date will be announced at a later date.
All other Greater Philadelphia Gardens are open all year long (except for holidays). Times and days open vary for each garden so please check in advance.
About Greater Philadelphia Gardens
Greater Philadelphia Gardens is a nonprofit collaboration that serves to raise awareness, education and visitation of the Greater Philadelphia region’s public gardens and arboreta. In the early 1980s, several public garden leaders volunteered together to jointly promote all area public gardens and encourage visitors. That public garden collaborative was one of the first of its kind in the country.
Re-established in 2007 under new leadership, Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ 30 public garden members in the tri-state area attract three million visitors each year. As the host to more public gardens and arboreta than anywhere else on the continent, as well as much of the nation’s horticultural history, the region is internationally recognized and promoted by the consortium as “America’s Garden Capital.”
For more information on Greater Philadelphia Gardens or any of the 30 members’ upcoming events, workshops, activities, and visitor information, visit the website www.GreaterPhiladelphiaGardens.org to sign up for its newsletter and to link to Facebook, too.