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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- Andalusia Mansion
Explore the extensive gardens and Greek Revival architecture at Andalusia Historic House & Gardens. Tour the centuries-old residence, stroll the Walled Garden and Greek Walk, and take in the picturesque views of the Delaware River.
🌼 UPDATE: Public outdoor tours begin on Monday, June 15. The first “Open Saturday” will begin on Saturday, June 20.
- Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Members and non-members alike can walk the trails inside the deer fencing beginning Saturday, June 6.
- Carol Ross Photography
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!
- Byers' Choice Gardens
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.
- Churchville Nature Center
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Center is currently closed, but trails remain open to the public.
- Gardens at Mill Fleurs
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Nursery is open and offering private tours by appointment.
- Henry Schmieder Arboretum
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Campus is currently closed.
- Hortulus Farm Garden & Nursery
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Gardens are open! Social distancing rules in place.
- Jerry Fritz’s Linden Hill Gardens
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Currently closed.
- Paxson Hill Farm and Gardens
Paxson Hill Farm Nursery & Gardens has acres of gardens to explore, including a maze and an Asian-inspired garden with a bridge and waterfall! Encounter wandering peacocks amongst the annuals, tropicals, waterplants, goldfish, trees, shrubs and thousands of perennials for sale.
🌼 UPDATE: Garden currently closed. Retail store open.
- Peace Valley Lavender
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!
🌼 UPDATE: Farm is closed, gift shop only open for curbside retail.
12. Peace Valley Nature Center
- Peace Valley Lavender Farm
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Center is currently closed. Trails and paths are open!
- Spring tulips at Peddler's Village
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Open for walking around to view the gardens, retail and outdoor dining.
14. Silver Lake Nature Center
- Kayaking at 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.
🌼 UPDATE: Buildings and playgrounds are closed. Trails are open.
15. Tyler Gardens
- 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.
🌼 UPDATE: closed for tours: personal, self-guided & group.
- 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection
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.
🌼 UPDATE: Walking trails are open.
- Audubon Society
Bucks County Audubon Society is a membership-based, nonprofit organization in New Hope, offering environmental education programs to people of all ages. Over 10,000 children and adults visit each year to experience nature, wild bird conservation, and habitat protection.
🌼 UPDATE: Center is closed. Trails are open and offering bird walks.