Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a landscape filled with usable small garden ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long.
The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!
Philly is the perfect location for garden design and horticultural exploration. For a weekend trip, here are some highlights that will engage those who are interested in gardens as well as their less garden-focused traveling companions.
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.
Philadelphia is a city that embraces horticulture in its historical public gardens and popular community places. Get a sense of Philly’s gardening community with this list of inspiring public spaces to visit.