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“Beautiful grounds, great for photography & some exercise”

Jenkins Arboretum and Garden
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Devon
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds, great for photography & some exercise”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

While looking for directions to another destination, I spotted Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on the map and, curious guy that I am, did an internet search. So glad that I did that! This is a beautiful, peaceful place for a quite stroll to just enjoy the plants and flowers, take an opportunity to sit on one of the many benches, as I did, take a lot of pictures. It's also a good place for some not-too-strenuous exercise. The winding paved paths will take you down a pretty good distance and then you get to work your way back to the entrance at the top of the gardens. There's a small lake with seating all around to enjoy the shade and the view. Take some water, perhaps a book and, definitely, a camera. You'll have an enjoyable, relaxing couple of hours in a lovely place.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quiet Little Place”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This wonderful arboretum sits in the midst of a housing community, but once inside you would never know it. There are great walkways and lush greenery all around and a great pond. I think I need to go again to really appreciate all that it has to offer. I don't know if I went at the wrong time or not, because although very beautiful in all its lushness, there weren't enough blossoms for me.

Visited June 2012
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place to stroll around on a spring afternoon!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Bring a camera! This place is awesome to take photos!!

You'll love the nature walk around the property, it's a relatively short easy hike for all ages. As you stroll around you'll discover the wind/sound art that adorns the property. Very, very cool!

Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best place I want to be, with a book or friend ... in my backyard!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

This place is like your 'ideal' back yard, green, home, friendly, warm and most importantly "in tune with nature". Bring your water bottle, book/friend and stroll through the nice, small but lovely garden. There are chairs all along the route and you may take a book break any scenery you like.

Visited April 2012
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Irvine, California
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Beautiful & FREE”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

A great outdoor setting for the nature lovers! Parts of it are a little bit of a hike so bring your walking shoes. Good combination of sun and shade.

Visited August 2011
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