Visit These Two Gorgeous and Bountiful Montgomery County Gardens This Spring

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Spring is the ideal time to enjoy gorgeous blooms at the Philadelphia region’s many gardens and arboretums, and luckily for us, two of the most stunning among them are right here in Montgomery County, write Sandy Hingston, Laura Swartz, Emily Leaman, and Ashley Primis for Philadelphia Magazine.

The Barnes Arboretum in Merion boasts more than 2,500 varieties of woody plants and perennials, many of which are considered to be rare, such as the monkey-puzzle tree.

The attraction’s peony and lilac collections are from the early 1900s, while the herbarium, with over 10,000 specimens, was established in 1968. This site is also home to a garden of medicinal plants with more than 170 species and cultivars.

The arboretum recently established an educational partnership with St. Joseph’s University, providing additional opportunities to learn and volunteer.

Meanwhile, Welkinweir in Pottstown offers a stunning display of trees and shrubs. Some of the most beautiful sights come from the blooming stewartia, franklinia, clethra, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons and azaleas.

The grounds also feature a children’s garden, water gardens, a barn, and an elegant estate. The spectacular weeping copper beech is a must see.

Read more about gorgeous these two Montgomery County area gardens and arboretums in Philadelphia Magazine.