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Jenkins Arboretum & Garden

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Hidden gem - a must see

A friend and I love to hike or walk on the weekends. I wanted to go somewhere different, so I... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Beth_McD05
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Newark, Delaware
Peacful Walk

Water lilies were blooming. Magnolia's were blooming and putting off their fragrance. July is not... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
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Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it preserves and nurtures forty-six acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural environments. The Arboretum...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333-1001
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+1 610-647-8870
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A friend and I love to hike or walk on the weekends. I wanted to go somewhere different, so I planned on us going to Jenkins Arboretum and Garden, then to La Cabre Brewing and finish with a walk along the Radnor Trail. I am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beth_McD05
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Water lilies were blooming. Magnolia's were blooming and putting off their fragrance. July is not the best time of the year to go and see the many blooming flowers. It is a very peaceful place to walk and sit. Admission is free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Follow the paved trails through this enchanted place and enjoy the loveliness at every turn. The specialty here is the cultivation of azaleas and rhododendrons, which are exquisite, but there are also many species of trees, and a large pond with water lilies. We took...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank maomom
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a beautiful hillside woodland garden in Devon. There are numerous mature hardwood trees and interesting shade-loving understory plants. Huge jack-in-the-pulpits. Azaleas and rhododendrons abound, some still in bloom. At the bottom of the hill is a picturesque pond with water lilies. This place...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EarlofTraveldom
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This is a free Arboretum. Plenty of parking. Nice shady places to walk. It’s a bit hilly. However all the paths are paved so you can walk pretty easily. Lots of labeled shrubs and trees. Definitely a place worth walking if you want time to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great place! I visited Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens in spring and every flower was out of the bloom! Incredible pictures can be taken here while enjoying a small walk. Recomended for everyone :)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kabcr04
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Even though we were visiting in early April after a rough winter, and few plants or shrubs were blooming, the place was still a beautiful, welcoming stroll over well-tended paths. We took advantage of several of the scattered benches, to take in the different vistas,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful woodland garden tucked in a neighborhood in Devon. Even though our visit was in the fall and not at the peak of the blooming season (spring seems to be best with rhododendrons, azaleas and wild flower) the setting is well thought out and allows...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 4 October 2017

With a busy calendar of worthwhile public events & lectures, this bucolic haven ranks high on the list of noteworthy botanic gardens in & around PA & DE, such as Mt. Cuba, the Henry Foundation, etc.& beyond the inviting paths & gardens, the current exhibit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It's free to get in here and it is the perfect pace for a nature walk. They have a cute gift shops as well as nice bathrooms. The staff there is also very friendly. It is full of natural, native plants and flowers. If you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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