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On the grounds of a former estate outside of Philadelphia, a cadre of master gardeners presides over an oasis of earthly delights. We've put together some ideas—paired with photos—from Chanticleer that any home gardener can use to design their own spaces. 
The city of Yonkers, New York, is unearthing a garden from New York’s golden age—the grand Persian gardens of Samuel Untermyer, overlooking the Hudson River. The story of how an architect and a horticulturist are working on clearing 70 years of brush and hoping to make the Untermyer Gardens one of the greatest public gardens in America. 
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A Victorian-era menagerie still grows today, at an historic country estate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. With its century-old living sculptures, Green Animals Garden is the oldest topiary garden in the United States. 
Experience a garden known for its groundbreaking innovation and its reputation as an oasis for urbanites.
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Tour this horticultural institution in northern Delaware to see historic formal gardens and 630-acres of rural meadows and native woodlands.
Packed with fascinating history and plants, America's first landscaped cemetery is livelier than you'd think.
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In Tarrytown, New York, Lyndhurst, the former estate of Jay Gould (and the setting for two Dark Shadows movies), has a lovely rose garden that is maintained by the Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson. A look at some of the 500 roses that grow in this unusually designed garden, now owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Open to the public only one day in spring and one day in fall, the Steinhardt Garden is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden. “Here are some photos that I took on my visit on a clear, early November morning,” says Jan Johnsen, who was lucky enough to be one of its few visitors. “The colors sparkled around me and I hope you can catch a little of the joyous feeling I felt as I wandered through.” A must-see garden, make sure Steinhardt is on your itinerary.
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Learn about Philadelphia’s vibrant community garden scene.
Peruse this must-have guide to Philly’s garden lifestyle retailers, shops, and urban garden centers.
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