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Jenkins Arboretum, Devon

4.7
#158 of 216 in Parks in Pennsylvania
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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.
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4.8
  • In season the rhododendrons and azaleas are gorgeous as are the plantings surrounding a large pond. Most plants and trees are clearly labeled. It has a very nice visitor center with well-maintained re...  more »
  • This is the 2nd time I have been and its free and quiet and restful and its a good walk but not exhaustive like many gardens. This place is so well designed and beautiful. Please go  more »
  • A walk down on the paved paths to the pond is quite rewarding. There seems to be something always in bloom in this woodland setting. We are looking forward to the spring when the rhododendrons and aza...  more »
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  • Great paths through this nature area. No cost to enter, a wonderful calm small pound near the back was my personal favorite area. All through the park, birds and small animals could be seen on the sides of the paths. Most of the plants had small tags that told the name of the plant. A small store out front also sold small potted plants. (On a side note there were a TON of Pokemon Go Poke-stops and Gyms)
  • Nice trail surfaces, upgraded since my last visit. Very enjoyable walk. Trees numbered for identification. Birds, chipmunks, the boys liked it too...
  • You're in for a lovely walk no matter the season. Jenkins Arboretum is a local jewel with free admission. Many of the plants are labeled, unfortunately not enough of them, although​ a photocopied guide can be had in the gift shop. The highlight of meandering down the winding, looping path is the pond. Wear comfortable shoes, grab your camera. No smoking, dogs, and stay on the trail.
  • So beautiful, especially during spring! There is a pond at the bottom. The path to the bottom is quite steep, but this contributes to the beauty
  • Jenkins arboretum was a wonderful discovery to this long term but previously oblivious main line resident....beautiful views and the best moss display I have ever seen!