Renowned free public garden welcomes visitors back safely with re-imagined garden spaces

-Courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Photo by Rob Cardillo Photography

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will welcome guests back to Meadowbrook Farm beginning April 14, 2021 with timed and reserved tickets available, FREE, to the public starting April 1, 2021. Meadowbrook Farms will be open through October 30, 2021.

Meadowbrook Farm is a 25-acre garden property that was entrusted to PHS by the late J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. in 2004, and has educated and entertained visitors with its unique gardens since that date. Located in Abington Township (just 13 miles from Philadelphia), discovery is around every corner at Meadowbrook Farm, connecting all visitors to horticulture and history.

Meadowbrook Farm is a welcome respite offering visitors the opportunity to experience the outdoors safely, and PHS is taking appropriate actions to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors while providing a welcoming experience for all. Meadowbrook Farm’s health and safety plan includes social distancing, frequent cleaning of spaces, and usage of masks. Sanitizer and masks are available in the onsite Meadowbrook Plant Shop as needed.  Along with these measures, timed reservations will be required to enter the gardens to ensure safe capacity levels.

Maintained by PHS’s expert horticulturists, Meadowbrook Farm offers free admission for guests and the garden experience changes each year with a new variety of beautiful plants and displays. This year, the gardens will highlight a bold and vibrant plant palette with contemporary plantings influenced by the history of Meadowbrook and inspired by modern plants and designs. New additions to the gardens will include a focus on vertical design elements such as columns, vines and hanging baskets. The gardens will continue to emphasis plants that attract pollinators such as hummingbirds and bees.

“Meadowbrook Farm offers an experience that appeals to gardeners of any age and highlights the benefits of horticulture in a safe and beautiful environment,” says Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture at PHS.

The Plant Shop at Meadowbrook Farm will offer shopping for all levels of gardeners including a variety of succulents, perennials, pots, and specialty plants.

PHS Members receive a discount at the Meadowbrook Plant Shop as well as early access to register for Meadowbrook Farm tickets from March 24-31. PHS membership also comes with additional perks such as discounts on PHS programs, complimentary or discounted Philadelphia Flower Show tickets, and more.  PHS membership promotes healthy living environments, increases access to fresh food, build social connections, and expands economic opportunity in the Philadelphia region.

To reserve tickets online, please visit:
Price: Free, advance reservation required
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm; Wednesdays – Saturdays
Morning Session: 10:00 am
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm
*Note: Meadowbrook Farm is open rain or shine.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods; an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes; year-round learning experiences; and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS provides everyone with opportunities to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer. For information and to support this work, please visit

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