Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line

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Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line

Continuing Education

Dates & Price


May 21, 2022

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Register by May 15, 2022

Fee: $169 includes boxed lunch

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $152 includes boxed lunch

The greater Philadelphia region boasts more than 35 major gardens and arboreta that make it America’s Garden Capital. Explore three of the most notable gardens of the region, all of which reside on the historic Main Line. First, enjoy the gorgeous grounds and captivating plant combinations that have made Chanticleer one of the nation’s most picturesque pleasure gardens. Next, visit one of the region’s newest public gardens, Stoneleigh, a former estate transitioning into a showpiece for the use of native plants. Wrap up the tour by exploring the Jenkins Arboretum and its incredible native plant collection. Perched atop a strong slope, it nestles an arboretum of rhododendrons and azaleas within an abundant backdrop of native plants on a forested remnant hillside. Compare and contrast the mission and development of these three gems guided by Jeff Lynch of Chanticleer.

This course is required for the Landscape Design Certificate. Students wishing to receive credit must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine. Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather.


Jeff Lynch


Visitor Center Parking Lot

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