Whether you are visit Fairmount Park Horticulture Center for a stroll through the Arboretum, a picnic under the trees, or to look at the brilliant horticultural displays, we hope you enjoy your visit to the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Centennial Arboretum.
Walk among collections of tropical and succulent plants throughout the year. Also, admire the historic statuary and fountains!
Maintained by volunteers and local organizations, these flower beds and garden spaces show different garden styles and functions. The Demonstration Gardens are most colorful through the spring, summer, and fall.
Originally the Sunken Garden, this large fountain was constructed in the 1970s. It is one of the first fountains in Fairmount Park to operate each spring, usually sometime in April.
These trees were donated in 2003 by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia as part of a campaign to plant 1,000 trees by 2007. It is a spectacular sight in spring when they all flower at once!
With views of the Reflecting Pool and the Butterfly Garden, the Gazebo is a great place to relax and enjoy the heart of the Centennial Arboretum.
Constructed in collaboration with Penn State Cooperative Extension, this garden is filled with flowers and butterflies during the summer months.
Pavilion in the Trees
Designed by Martin Puryear and completed in 1993, the Pavilion is a tranquil retreat for visitors. The Pavilion is a perfect setting to relax, read, or talk with friends and family.
Shofuso, the Japanese House, is a beautiful attraction. Visit Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s website or call 215-878-5097 for information.