A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region

Text by Adam Levine, Photographs by Rob Cardillo
Book Cover

PB: $26.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-510-3
Publication: Feb 07

Ebook: $26.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-511-0
Publication: Feb 07

192 pages
5.375 x 9.125
195 color photos, 1 map

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide, chock full of inside information

Read the Introduction (pdf).


Finally, for every resident and visitor to the region, a comprehensive guide to the gardens of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware. Magnificently illustrated with nearly 200 full color photographs, A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region provides essential information on how to locate and enjoy the finest gardens the area has to offer.

As the horticultural epicenter of the United States, Philadelphia and the surrounding towns, suburbs, and countryside are blessed with more public gardens in a concentrated area than almost any other region in the world. Stretching from Trenton, New Jersey through Philadelphia and down to Newark, Delaware, this area (often called the Delaware Valley) offers more horticultural riches than a visitor can possibly see even in a couple of weeks of hectic garden hopping.

In A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region you will find:

- detailed coverage of almost 100 gardens;

- maps to indicate where area gardens are in relation to each other to plan day trip itineraries;

- key information about each major garden, including hours, fees, time needed for a tour, history, acreage, and special features;

- over a dozen gardens that have never before been featured in any garden guidebook;

- arranged by interest, to help guide readers to gardens that will most meet their needs;

- notations about historical houses, cafes/restaurants, gift shops, and children's features at each major garden

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. How to Use This Book

Garden descriptions

1. Central
2. Central Philadelphia
3. South
4. West
5. North
6. More Gardens (Community, Private)
7. Garden Visit Hints
Back Matter
1. Maps
2. Acknowledgements
3. Index

About the Author(s)

Adam Levine is an award-winning garden writer whose work has appeared in many regional and national magazines. He is also co-author of The Passion for Gardening and The Philadelphia Flower Show. He lives and gardens in Media, Pennsylvania. His website is www.PhillyGardenGuide.com.

Rob Cardillo is a Philadelphia-based professional garden photographer. Formerly the Director of Photography at Organic Gardening magazine, his work now appears in Garden Design, Horticulture, Better Homes and Gardens, and numerous other magazines. He has authored two books and was the photographer for Flowers White House Style, HGTV Landscape Makeovers and The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer. His website is www.robcardillo.com