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Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line Class

Elements of Design Tour: Public Gardens on the Main Line
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

As we all continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining spring classes and upcoming fall semester of Continuing Education classes slated to go on sale June 10.

Classes will resume in winter 2021.

Friday, May 29, 2020
8:00 am–6:00 pm

Fee: $159 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.

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. Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.

Core Course


Jeff Lynch


Visitor Center Parking Lot

Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog