The Beautiful Gardens of Philadelphia
You may have read in our Summer 2011 newsletter that PowellsWood owners Monte and Diane Powell and Head Gardener Shawn Thomas attended the annual APGA (American Public Gardens Association) conference held in June 2011 in Philadelphia.
A fun part of the conference was the chance to visit some of the amazing gardens in and around Philadelphia. Here are some of Shawn’s impressions of the gardens they visited—feel free to check out the websites and take a “virtual” tour of the gardens yourself!
This entry was posted on 05/17/2012 in Northwest Gardening Blog by PowellsWood
- Chanticleer: Shawn’s personal favorite. Beautiful space. Interesting containers with exotic and unusual plantings. (www.chanticleergarden.org)
- Jenkins Arboretum: A woodland garden. Most like PowellsWood. They had a cool art exhibit called “Wind in the Trees,” where works of art were displayed in and among the trees. (www.jenkinsarboretum.org/index.html)
- Longwood: Unreal, huge, over 1,000 acres, remarkable, grand, over-the-top. The conservatory itself, where attendees were treated to a formal dinner (photo above), covers 4.5 acres! Hundreds of volunteers help keep the grounds immaculate. (www.longwoodgardens.org)
- Winterthur: Grand museum and garden. The museum has an exceptional collection of Early American art, furniture, and architectural elements. The garden is massive; the owner’s favorite color was green, so the garden abounds with all sorts of shades of green! (http://www.winterthur.org)