Visiting Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens
Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens on the Main Line in Devon, PA, consists of 48-acres and 1.2-miles of paved woodland paths meandering through several distinct garden areas and offering beautiful vistas of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Special Features of Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens
- More than 5,000 accessioned rhododendrons, azaleas and hybrids and 150 different species, including several natives.
- “Green Ribbon” native plants, natives on the property that the Arboretum designates each year as particularly well-suited for residential and commercial landscape use in southeastern Pennsylvania. Check the Arboretum’s Green Ribbon page for a complete list and descriptions of each plant designated thus far.
- Woodland Garden, with native ferns and wildflowers, a collection of ephemerals, azaleas, viburnums, enkianthus, and several endangered species like shooting star, monkshood and box huckleberry.
- Wildflower Garden
- Bog Garden
Tips for Visiting Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens
- The arboretum and gardens are open to the public free of charge 365 days a year, from 8:00 AM to sunset. For most visitors, an hour is a sufficient amount of time to walk the 1.2-mile path through the arboretum.
- Check the arboretum’s website for the What’s in Bloom page to help plan the timing of your trip.
- Bring your notepad and pen, as many of the trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are labeled.
- Maps for self-guided walking tours are available in the Arboretum’s Education Center
631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333