Awbury is a 55-acre urban greenspace and historic home located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Awbury offers programs in environmental education for children and youth, job training for adults in horticulture and landscaping, and is home to a 25-year old community garden which models backyard conservation. Awbury has an impressive collection of trees including a state champion River Birch, 130-year old multi-trunked Linden, and a grove of large European Beeches.
Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for over 30 years, DVRPC works to foster regional cooperation in a nine-county, two state area. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection and economic development.
Landscape Architecture is an exciting design profession that provides opportunities to work in many arenas on a variety of project types. Learn more about the profession and its professional society (the ASLA) here.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary center that integrates art, science and the humanities. Thousands of rare and lovely woody plants, including many of Philadelphia’s oldest, rarest, and largest trees, are set in a romantic, 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings together the finest in horticulture, art, education and fun! From seasonal flower shows, educational classes, special exhibits and fun events – something’s always blooming at Phipps!