Arboretums, according to Penn State, cultivate trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for scientific and educational purposes. But these Philadelphia-area attractions are so much more to the residents and tourists who visit them each year.
While some arboretums do close for the winter, the Scott Arboretum, which covers the 300 acres of Swarthmore College, is open year-round.
Super quick last-minute gifts: avoid crowds altogether and buy a membership online to a local garden or arboretum.
Planting a tree or shrub for a friend, colleague or family member who has died is a simple act that can help turn some of your sadness into solace.