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Top garden recommendations from locals

Sculpture Garden
“Mosaics bloom at this fantasy-like art showplace, presenting and preserving the work of artist Isaiah Zagar. Visitors can take a tour or attend a mosaic workshop led by the artist himself, a player in the South Street community since the 1960s.”
  • 169 locals recommend
“ The new trails and walkways are friendly for bikes and pedestrians and take you right along the river ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Fantastic Indoor and out door gardens approx 15 miles from cottage. Four seasons of Flower and Fauna Magic. Dont miss the christmas lights. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Only a 5 minute drive away, near the second large city park, Schenley Park, as well as the universities, Phipps conservatory has beautiful botanical gardens. A nice extra is the glass art there, remaining pieces from previous exhibits from artists like Dale Chihuly. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
“A fun outdoor activity with beautiful floral displays, a children's garden and even a fountain. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Randyland's a free outdoor art exhibit! It's amazing for taking pictures. A local artist named Randy started painting and creating outside one day, and over the years this crazy and COLORFUL masterpiece became a landmark!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Outdoors, nearly 300 contemporary sculptures are sited across 42 landscaped acres. Indoors, temporary exhibitions from established and emerging artists are featured in six galleries. Engaging and educational programs for all ages are offered year-round, and may include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, concerts, and performances.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“A secret hideaway right in the city. A great spot for kayaks, row boats, walking trails and fishing.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Shofuso, also known as Japanese House and Garden, is a traditional 17th century-style Japanese house and garden located in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park on the site of the Centennial Exposition of 1876. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This is one of the premier botanical attractions in the country and is open all year long, containing stunning plantlife both indoors and outdoors. The conservatory also features workshops, tours, classes, and performances.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Open year round! It features hundreds of tropical butterflies and horticultural displays in the indoor butterfly Atrium.Magnificent garden themes,colorful seasonal displays,rose bushes and whimsical Children’s garden”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Not many people seem to know about this place. It's free and open to the public, with walking trails, demonstration gardens, and a proper English-style fountain area with beautiful lawns for picnics, etc. Such a perfect place for a sunny day! Easily accessible by bike or car. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“An outdoor beer garden run by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. A fun place to have a beer and relax. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Neat spot to check out with an old Japanese House relocated to this spot with a koi pond outside.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Awesome place to visit - beautiful handmade tile and learn a little bit of local history :)”
  • 5 locals recommend