Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

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United States of America - Pennsylvania - Devon

Institution Code: JADP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Located in the heart of the Main Line of Philadelphia, Jenkins Arboretum is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets. As a botanical garden, it preserves and nurtures forty-six acres of Chester County's rapidly disappearing natural environments. The Arboretum is one of Pennsylvania's major horticultural showcases of native trees, shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, laurels, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Included in the collection are rhododendron varieties from all over the world. The Arboretum's preservation of natural habitats and watershed presents a model for others to follow. With its living collections of flowering plants and trees, the Arboretum serves as an educational tool for children and adults for the stewardship of this woodland ecosystem. The Arboretum provides a habitat for many varieties of wildlife, such as green herons, foxes, king fishers, red-tail hawks, owls, flying squirrels, turtles, and 108 identified bird species. Come visit and become familiar with Jenkins Arboretum, one of the best kept secrets on the Main Line.

Main Address:
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Pennsylvania 19333 United States of America

Telephone: (610) 647-8870
Fax: (610) 647-6664
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Harold E. Sweetman, Ph.D., Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Maggie Knapp, Head Horticulturist
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1976
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 19 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.0603150
    Longitude: -75.4349310
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Hemerocallis (250 taxa), Rhododendron (100 taxa), Azalea (440 taxa)

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes