Bold masses of native ornamental grasses and perennial flowers with long lasting color and interesting texture are key features of this meadow-inspired design. Located centrally between two major attractions, the Garden Railway and the Rose Garden, the Meadow Garden is designed for all-season appeal. In early spring, flushes of daffodils bloom followed by the bright blues and lavenders of baptisia and iris. As summer arrives native perennials begin to follow in an array of colors attracting numerous butterflies. With autumn approaching the grasses turn beautiful hues of orange, copper, gold, and burgundy. Finally, as the first snow blankets the ground, birds seek shelter in the thick growth of the grasses. Filled with flowering native grasses, perennials, and woody plants this garden attracts a multitude of birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and visitors all year long.
Monday the Arboretum's driveway was repaved. Today it is still drying, parking is limited, but we are open!
The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.
Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.