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America’s Garden Capital Passport Debuts

Photo by Jen Rudy.

MARCH 6, 2019 – Be among the first to receive America’s Garden Capital Passport, an exclusive guide to exploring the region’s 36 public gardens on Sunday, March 10 at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Featuring a custom map, garden must-do’s, links to online garden itineraries, and pages to collect garden “travel” stamps, personal sketches and thoughts, the passport is your blueprint to experience the area’s garden power. 

Stop by the America’s Garden Capital booth, located next to the “Gardener’s Studio” at the Flower Show to pick-up your debut handbook. While at the booth, engage with experts from area gardens, including Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, Chanticleer, PHS Meadowbrook Farm, and Longwood Gardens. These horticulturists will answer questions, perform demonstrations and present talks on topics such as Gardening for Older Adults and Ecological Garden Design. Specialists from these area gardens will also compete in a Container Garden Challenge!  

Beginning March 11, America’s Garden Capital Passports will be available, while supplies last, at 30+ individual gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia. See americasgardencapital.org for a complete list of the 36 gardens. Since not all gardens are open year-round (check your favorite garden’s website for hours of operation), Passports will offered to visitors on each garden’s open date. 

All talks, events, and the America’s Garden Capital Passport are free with Flower Show ticket admission on Sunday, March 10, America’s Garden Capital Day at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Learn more and download an online copy of the America’s Garden Capital Passport at: americasgardencapital.org/passport

About America's Garden Capital
The Philadelphia region has a rich tradition of public gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes. There are more than 30 gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia. In 1989, a consortium of Philadelphia-area gardens joined forces to promote their gardens and encourage visitation. That collaboration, one of the first of its kind in the country, is now Greater Philadelphia Gardens, whose member gardens attract more than two million visitors each year.

So much of the nation’s horticultural history is rooted in this region that it has been dubbed “the cradle of horticulture.” Today, Philadelphia has earned its place as ‘America’s Garden Capital’ with a surplus of public gardens offering a wide variety of horticultural display, and events, all year long.

About Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts. Open daily, Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.