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.
Greater Philadelphia Gardens is a group of over 30 unique arboretums in our area. Go visit one or two to get a running start this spring.
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.