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This Cooperative Extension page of New Castle County has information about New Castle County Master Gardener program offered by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.
Get all the details you need about the Maryland Master Gardeners program offered by University of Maryland Extension, here.
The Master Gardeners of Burlington County is an organization of trained volunteers who assist the county Cooperative Extension by sharing horticultural information to homeowners and the general public. Master Gardeners volunteer in the Extension office answering gardening related questions from County residents.
This Rutgers Cooperative Extension page has details about Camden County Master gardeners program.
New Jersey Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public. Anyone with an interest in gardening, even without previous education in horticulture, but with a commitment to volunteer service can become a Master Gardener.
Master Gardeners of Gloucester County are volunteers trained in horticulture by Rutgers Cooperative Extension personnel to provide outreach educational programs to home gardeners in their community. These volunteers work within their communities to educate the public on horticultural and natural resource issues.
The DiscoverSalemCounty page has links to retail nurseries, greenhouses & garden centers, which offer a variety of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants.
The Atlantic County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension in delivering horticulture programs and information to the general public.
This page gives details about Cape May County Master Gardener and Agricultural & Resource Management programs offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
The Bucks County Master Gardener program is designed to use the services of trained volunteers who have horticultural knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge with other county residents through the Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension.
This webpage gives details about the Penn State Master Gardener Programs for Chester County.
Check this out if you want detailed information about the Pennsylvania State Delaware County Master Gardener program.
Montgomery County Master Gardeners program is offered by the University of Manyland.
The website provides information on the Philadelphia County Master Gardener program offered through Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension.
The Camden City Garden Club is a non-profit environmental and educational organization formed for the purpose of assisting Camden City residents with community gardening. The organization’s community gardening program has been expanded to include community greening and beautification projects as well as urban farming. The Club also houses the Camden Children’s Garden, which is designed for children and families. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.
The objective of the Pinelands Garden Club of Medford is to increase and stimulate the knowledge of the natural resources; to foster the artistic use of plants and plant materials; to promote civic conservation and beautification, and to aid in the protection of trees, plants and animals unique to our New Jersey Pinelands.
The Delaware Valley Water Garden Society is an organization of volunteers dedicated to water gardening and pond keeping, especially focused n the south-eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland area.
Delaware Valley Daylily Society is a group of Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware gardeners who enjoy growing some of the almost 60,000 registered Daylily cultivars. The members keep themselves updated about the best growing varieties. The website also provides tips on growing daylilies.
Delaware Valley Aquatic Gardeners Association is a planted aquarium club which has members from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Planted aquarium enthusiasts are dedicated to advance the art of aquatic gardening by sharing members’ collective experiences, and knowledge.
Delaware Valley Iris Society is a group of iris growing enthusiasts who get together to share knowledge on the cultivation of the flower.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the producers of The Philadelphia Flower Show and Philadelphia Green magazine, an urban greening program, is a non-profit membership organization for gardeners of all ages and experience.
Garden Court Community Association is a gardening program in Philadelphia that offers plots to community gardeners.
Tyler Arboretum covers 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. It organizes events and educational programs related to gardening and nature appreciation.
The Pennsylvania Flora Project is run by Botany Department, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. The website includes a searchable database of the Pennsylvania flora.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is a historic public garden and educational institution, which promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through four major activities: education, research, outreach, and horticultural display.
Longwood Gardens is spread over 1,050 acres of display gardens, woodlands, and meadows. It houses 11,000 types of plants, and offers educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year. The website features visitor information, schedule of events, what’s in bloom, history, education, and employment opportunities.
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College encompasses more than 300 acres of the college campus and showcases thousands of ornamental plant species, the arboretum displays trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. The website is an overview of specialty gardens, and information about visiting and events.
The Philadelphia Botanical Club is dedicated to increasing knowledge and appreciation of the botany of the Philadelphia region and beyond. The club organizes meetings featuring talks by botanical experts, and arranges field trips to wild areas and gardens in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. During the field trips members record plant species thereby enhancing their knowledge of plants.
The Chanticleer Garden is a 30-acre garden outside Philadelphia featuring tropicals, perennials, containers, a vegetable garden, woodlands, and wildflowers from April to October.
The Henry Schmieder Arboretum of Delaware Valley College encompasses 60 acres and offers practical horticultural education. The Arboretum works in association with the college’s Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design and provides a living laboratory of mature trees and remnant native woodland.
Plant Source is a consortium of The Chanticleer Foundation, the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College that provides local area gardeners with information about where to find plants at local retail and wholesale nurseries, garden centers and plant society and public garden sales.
The Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group is a not-for-profit volunteer organization for gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic region. The organization encourages gardeners – from beginners to professionals – to learn more about horticulture and to share skills, knowledge, and plants with each other.
The Pennsylvania Native Plant Society is a non-profit educational organization that conducts educational field trips, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and hosts a native plant sale each May.
The purpose of the DVFWS shall be to encourage the enjoyment of ferns and wildflowers by cultivating and propagating them in the home garden; by studying them in their wild habitats, gardens, and conservatories; by promoting their conservation and preservation, and by providing a forum for the exchange of information and expertise.
Bartram’s Garden is a botanical garden, which features an 18th century farmstead, native plants, wildflower meadow, and wetland.
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve features a diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley Region. The organization aims to encourage people to learn about Pennsylvania native plants by offering walks in Penn’s woods. The website gives information about the various educational programs that BHWP offers, as well as the schedule of events.
The Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society is a group of rock gardening enthusiasts who share knowledge about plants through meetings, garden tours, plant sales and workshops. The group also takes keen interest in woodland gardens and native plant gardens.
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River is a non-profit organization dedicated to building stewardship and awareness of the natural habitat of Maurice River and its tributaries in southern New Jersey. The website has an immense collection of information on native plants, wild flowers, botany database, aquatic plants and much more.
The Garden Club of Wilmington members share knowledge of gardening by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and they work to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
The Gardeners Gild is for those interested in all aspects of gardening. Activities include gardening lectures, field trips to interesting gardens, exchanging plants and gardening information, and tending to the community plantings.
The Delaware Nature Society is a private, non-profit membership organization that fosters understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural world through education; preserves ecologically significant areas; and advocates stewardship and conservation of natural resources.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is a non-profit community resource organization devoted to promoting knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation. DCH’s two community program areas–Educational Programs and Greening Initiatives– focus on the greening of our urban environment and include educational programs for children, teens, and adults. Their work includes community gardens, public landscaping, roadside beautification, tree programs, and community events.
The Brandywine River Museum demonstration gardens use wildflowers, trees and shrubs, which are selected to provide a succession of bloom from early spring through the first killing frost. Seed collected by the volunteers is made available to research laboratories, highway beautification and habitat restoration projects, public and private gardens, universities, and commercial nurseries, as well as to the public through the Brandywine River Museum Shop.
The Arasapha Garden Club works towards the beautification and improvement of Historic New Castle with primary emphasis on the Amstel and Dutch House gardens owned by the New Castle Historical Society. The objective is to generate interest in and practical knowledge of gardening among its members and the community.
The Delaware Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the use, propagation, promotion, and conservation of native plants and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, and land stewardship.
The Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association (DNLA) is a non-profit association of green industry professionals. Members include retail nurseries and garden centers; wholesale growers; landscape architects, designers & contractors; landscape maintenance & irrigation firms; arborists; golf courses; state & county facilities and agencies; and allied suppliers.
The Delaware Gardener website provides an immense collection of information on gardening. It features blogs, garden cultivation videos and links to all pertinent resources related to gardening.
Natural Lands Trust is a nonprofit land conservation organization proactively preserving critical open space in the greater Philadelphia region.
Awbury Arboretum website provides gardening tips, and information on native plants, rain gardening and meadows.
The arboretum at the Banes Foundation features over 3,000 species/varieties of woody plants gathered from different sources around the world. Ranging in form, texture, color, and shape, the woody plants in the Arboretum supplement the educational programs offered by the Foundation. The arboretum houses a well-maintained herbarium housing 10,000 specimens, a library of 2,500 volumes, and a greenhouse with controlled conditions and propagation facilities supplement the plant collections.
The Haverford College Arboretum features a diverse collection of plants, trees and demonstration gardens.
This page includes a list of contact details of garden centers near Camden, New Jersey.
The Pinelands Garden Club of Medford works to enhance the knowledge of natural resources; to foster the artistic use of plants and plant materials; to promote civic conservation and beautification, and to aid in the protection of trees, plants and animals unique to our New Jersey Pinelands. Regular meetings feature guest speakers on topics such as flower arranging, gardening advice, and environmental issues.
The Horticultural Society of South Jersey aspires to further the horticultural knowledge and interest through regular meetings and programs where members undertake plantings in various nearby communities of Cherry Hill.
The Lewis W. Barton Arboretum comprises of 33 courts, each with a different landscape design; the woodlands, the meadows, the atrium, residents’ private gardens, the farm, Bridlington, Rushmore, the private houses, and the Lumberton Campus. The Arboretum works towards the development of collections reflecting the diversity of the plant world, such as collections of crab-apples, rhododendron, viburnum, conifers, and hardy, disease-resistant trees and shrubs.
Philadelphia Flower Show is an indoor exhibition, held annually in March, which features landscape displays, horticultural and floral competitions, lectures, demonstrations and shopping.
Community Gardens of Chester County is a local non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of low-income residents through community gardening and greening.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a 17th century style Japanese house and garden with koi pond located in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. The website includes events calendar and membership information.
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens maintains a collection of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns in a tranquil, naturalistic landscape. In addition, the Arboretum features a diverse collection of rhododendrons and azaleas from around the world.
The Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society is an association of gardeners in the southeast Pennsylvania region who are interested in the genus rhododendron, which includes evergreen and deciduous azaleas.
Winterthur’s 1,000-acre country estate encompasses rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. The website features garden blog and offers information about events to be held in the estate. The Garden Blog chronicles experiences personal experiences of amateur and expert gardeners who volunteer at the estate.
American Public Gardens Association supports the public horticulture community in its mission to study, display, and conserve plants. It is located in Kennett Square, PA. The website gives updates in the field of gardening all across the US, and provides information on events related to gardening.
Hortulus Farm is a hundred acre, 18th Century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst the Bucks County, PA. The property has separate, formal gardens, including pastoral walks, idyllic ponds and streams, intriguing follies, and dramatic vistas. The gardens showcase over 200,000 daffodils, narcissus, bluebells, native dogwoods, and Delaware Valley white azaleas.
This page gives contact details of garden centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The objective of Neighborhood Gardens Association is to ensure long-term preservation of community-managed gardens and open space in low and moderate-income neighborhoods.
“You Bet Your Garden” is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers advice to gardeners. Host Mike McGrath offers tips on fending off garden and household pests without the use of toxic chemicals, caring for lawns and landscapes without losing your mind, and growing without groaning in tough conditions like extreme heat, unending rain and lousy soil.
Greensgrow Philadelphia Project is a nonprofit experimental urban farm designed as a prototype that can be replicated by others interested in urban agriculture. The site has an immense collection of links to helpful resources offering gardening information.
The Schuylkill Center aims to promote the preservation and improvement of the natural environment by fostering appreciation, understanding and responsible use of the ecosystem; by disseminating information on current environmental issues; by encouraging appropriate public response to environmental problems.
Fairmount Park is comprised of 63 regional and neighborhood parks. The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust works to improve the preservation, use, and management of historic resources in the Park. The trust encourages residents to get involved in environment projects by asking them to volunteer in planting programs. The website also offers links to pertinent resources on gardening information.
Growing Greener is a coordinated and crucial effort to revitalize Pennsylvania cities and towns where exiting industries have left behind environmental wastelands.
UC Green volunteers plant and tend hundreds of street trees and enhance public green spaces. The organization, through their community planting programs, encourages residents to learn how to care for trees and gardens. The site gives information and schedule of events and has links to helpful resources related to gardening.
Get all the information you need about non-native plants of Delaware at the Delaware Natural Heritage Program website.
Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association is a non-profit professional trade organization promoting the ornamental horticulture industry. The website provides information on membership benefits and application, directory of chapter, and a calendar of events.
Delaware River Greenway Partnership is a non-profit organization that works to bring individuals, communities, businesses, recreational users and all levels of government together to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Delaware River and its tributaries. The site also gives information on invasive plants in the Delaware Valley.
Penn State Master Gardeners is a web log maintained by Master Gardeners of Pennsylvania. These volunteers are trained by Penn State Extension Horticulture Educators. They cooperate with service agencies and community groups on a wide range of gardening projects. The blog chronicles the data to day experiences of gardeners and information about growing plants.
The Greater Philadelphia area is rich in public gardens, arboreta and historic houses with gardens. This site is your resource for learning about the 28 gardens, events or planning a weekend getaway.
Delaware Wildflowers website contains pictures of local wildflowers, organized by color, common name, and scientific name.
A Philadelphia resident, through her blog, shares information on growing plants, shrubs, trees, and offers solutions to gardening.
Garden Chat is a weblog which offers updated information on gardening events from 12 garden clubs in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
A Hayefield and Gardening Gone Wild gardener based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, chronicles her experiences as she goes about gardening in her back yard. The two blogs also contain links to other useful blogs providing information on growing plants in various regions.
A landscape designer based in West Chester, PA, shares ideas on garden landscaping through excellent outdoor photographs and information about various ornamental plants.
The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens is a series of twelve gardens on fifteen acres. UDBG is used by faculty, students, Green Industry professionals, and the public, and serves a primary role in supporting the CANR programs in horticulture, plant science, entomology, and landscape design.
Mt. Cuba Center is a horticultural institution in northern Delaware located on nearly 600 acres. It is dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region through garden display, education, and research. Its woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the region’s finest.
Pennsylvania Certified Organic is a USDA-accredited organic certifying agency that educates and certifies growers, processors and handlers of organic crops, wild crops, livestock and livestock products in Pennsylvania and adjoining states.
The Del-Chester Rose Society is a group of rose gardening enthusiasts who live in the greater Philadelphia (PA, USA) area. The organization is affiliated with the American Rose Society and part of the ARS Penn-Jersey District. The Del-Chester Rose Society is dedicated to educating the general public about growing roses.
The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society is dedicated to the promotion of dahlia flower through a group of knowledgeable dahlia growers. The organization features national shows that display a variety of dahlia flowers.
This is a forum for Delaware Valley Aquatic Gardener’s Association.
Herb Society of America (Delaware Valley Unit) is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, and use of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
The Rutgers-Camden Alumni Garden Club is working to catalogue the campus’ trees, shrubs, and other plants.
Interactive Garden Literacy Webpage is a journal chronicling various community gardening related events in Camden, NJ.
Barclay Farmstead Museum organizes community gardening programs which allows 100 gardeners to maintain and harvest their own garden plots on original farm fields. The program also features an annual orientation lecture and the popular Harvest Dinner, held each August.
This page contains listing of tree and stump removal services in Camden New Jersey.
This page of GardenGuides includes a list of Wilmington, Delaware, garden and plant nurseries.
This page has articles on urban gardening Philadelphia.
Mill Creek Farm is an urban farm devoted to growing producing and demonstrating susustainable, ecological methods of living.
A Philadelphia-based gardener with core focus on organic gardening chronicles her experiences as she goes about testing soil for heavy metals, insecticides, and other pollutants.
The Spring Gardens allows 180 neighborhood families to garden, and voluntarily maintain an entire block of open green space. The Gardens involves young people in the greening movement. All gardeners contribute to the Gardens’ maintenance, including general weeding, planting, mowing, and carpentry. Membership meetings, garden events, and dinners are held regularly.
The Philadelphia Orchard Project’s mission is to plant orchards in the city of Philadelphia that grow healthy food, green spaces and community food security. POP is part of a growing movement across the world to develop more sustainable, equitable, and ethical local food systems.
This is a community gardening organization that promotes planting of trees and vegetables on reclaimed vacant plots.
The objective of Point Breeze Pioneers is to establish new green spaces, restore existing landscapes and engage or introduce residents and business owners of Point Breeze Philadelphia to the restoration of urban environment.