16 Beautiful Bucks County Gardens
Did you know the Greater Philadelphia area is America’s Garden Capital? From natural wildflower preserves to Italian inspired gardens, the flora and fauna of Bucks County will gift everyone a green thumb!
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Explore the extensive gardens of the Greek revival style mansion, Andalusia. Tours of the tranquil gardens are by appointment only. Take in the picturesque views of the Delaware River while viewing spectacular flowers, trees and plants in the graperies, the green walk and the pool pavilion gardens.
The 134-acre preserve features over 800+ species of native plants. Take a Behind-the-Scenes Nursery Tour or Guided Wildflower Walk. Bowman's Hill offers educational programs for adults and children like landscaping design, birding and more.
Every Spring, the Bucks County Designer House and Gardens is a sight to behold. The 2019 selection is Peppermint Farm. Read more about it here!
The beautifully manicured gardens at Byers' Choice Emporium in Chalfont provide a stark contrast to the eternal winter inside. Visitors to the Caroler® workshop can stroll through the English sunken garden and the view garden's many sculptures and lush bushes, flowers and trees.
In appreciation of nature and wildlife habitats, this nature center became the first of its kind in Bucks County in 1964. Enjoy a nature walk, or attend one of their many colorful and educational attractions, such as the Janet V. Makiewicz Butterfly House, Marlin D. Corn Wildlife Gardens, and recreation of a Lenape Indian Village.
Take a journey through the vast Gardens at Mill Fleurs. The landscapers spent 25 years perfecting the spot, which is evident when visitors see the immaculate foliage. This garden, which runs along the Tohickon Creek, is focused on shade plants and shrubs. Please note: this garden is open by appointment only.
Just west of Doylestown is the massive Henry Schmieder Arboretum. Located on the campus of Delaware Valley University, this lush garden spreads out over 40 acres. The University created the allotment to serve as a “green rescue” for students, faculty and the surrounding community.
A major exhibitor in the Philadelphia Flower Show, Hortulus Farm Nursery & Garden Center in Wrightstown is "where history and horticulture meet.” Wander the 100-acre farm, explore the immaculate gardens, stroll along the idyllic ponds and experience the rich history of horticulture at the museum and library.
Jerry Fritz's Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville is a horticultural destination and retail nursery specializing in unusual plants, set on scenic Bucks County farmstead.
The unmistakable scent of lavender calls visitors to Peace Valley Lavender Farm. Explore the gift shop for unique lavender-inspired gift ideas, including bath and body lotions, culinary products and potpourri. Come between June and July to watch the purple flowers bloom and pick your own!
12. Peace Valley Nature Center
Offering 14 miles of trails with walking options from groomed foot paths near the solar building to remote hiking trails in the woods, you can hike and bike along the blacktop path that continues around the lake here.
Take a stroll through the gardens at Peddler's Village. This 18th century-inspired shopping village features landscaped gardens throughout the 42-acre property, including a traditional Dutch style tulip garden that brings the entire village to life when it blooms in spring.
14. Silver Lake Nature Center
Offering more than 468 acres of playgrounds, picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing, the nature center includes trails, a museum and gift shop, amphitheater and butterfly garden. Public programs are available and there are free nature walks every Sunday! Reserve your group appointment today.
15. Tyler Gardens
Brought to life in the early 1930s, the formal Tyler Gardens at Bucks County Community College was created to host extravagant gatherings at the home of the Tyler family. This four-tiered garden inspired by French and Italian design sits on an acre of land and features fountains, bronze sculpture, stone walls, staircases and a gazebo.
Remember and honor victims of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Journey through the Oak Garden and the "After Darkness...Light" outdoor exhibit with remnants of the Twin Towers, the names of the victims etched in glass and, at the center of the garden, two towering fountains.