As part of the attractions of Bucks County, there are magnificent botanical gardens, nurseries and horticultural estates to wander in. Here are some of our favorites:
Froggy’s Garden Flowers – When you need a unique seasonal floral arrangement for that special occasion, Froggy’s is the place. Since we have been innkeepers, it is our go-to florist. We work very closely with Holly Urban, proprietor and floral designer who takes such pride in her craft that she will ask the recipients favorite flowers and colors!
She will make sure the hand-crafted selection matches your budget and your whim. Just mention us to Holly or ask us to call. Froggy’s Garden and Frog Hollow will guarantee the arrangement is waiting for that someone special just before arrival to your room. 1112 Roundhouse Rd Kintnersville 610-608-6833
Linden Hill Gardens – Nationally acclaimed horticulturist Jerry Fritz’s Linden Hill Gardens/ Nursery is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00. Wander through display gardens, retail shops, greenhouses, barns. Check out the pond and vegetation, and get advice from specialists. On weekends take a complimentary garden walk and participate in dozens of plant events. You may even catch up to Jerry, author of Lessons from Linden Hill, featured guest on the Martha Stewart Living Show and lecturer/exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Just minutes away on Rt 611 in Ottsville 610-847-1300
Parkside Orchid Nursery – Offers diverse orchid species and hybrids for sale and provides the supplies, support services and ongoing seminars to “orchidists” and hobbyists alike. This horiticultural wonder is open year round Wednesday through Sunday. Don’t miss their Annual Orchid Fest held during the last weekend of July.
2503 Rt. 563, Ottsville (1 minute from Lake Nockamixon) 610-847-8039
Bucks Country Gardens – A great place to buy plants, a terrarium, shrub, fine pottery, garden supplies and patio furniture. Wander through the designed interior emporium featuring an array of items from clothing and jewelry to candles to fanciful cupids & other collectibles. Stroll the inviting manicured grounds of botanical & aquatic displays. Get ideas and ask questions – the staff are trained horticultural experts. Located 20 minutes south. 1057 N Easton Rd. Doylestown 215-766-7800 buckscountrygardens.com
Hortulus Farm – Tour Bucks County’s most celebrated garden. Hortulus is an historic 100 acre 18th century botanical preserve originating from the William Penn land grant of 1690. Renowned garden designer Renny Reynolds and noted garden author Jack Staub administrate the breathtaking homestead that consists of tall birch and pine wooded walkways, peony and pachysandra paths, fruit orchards, French, Mediterranean, vegetable, herb, and perennial gardens, ponds, and fountain pools. Centering the estate is the mid-1700’s Isaiah Warner stone homestead that houses the owners collection of such Bucks County Impressionist paintings by Edward Redfield, George Sotter and William Lathrop! The public can also purchase unusual and standard annuals and perennials in the open-twelve month of the year nursery. The touring grounds are open Wednesdays and Saturdays, May through October. Though located about 45 minutes away, Hortulus Farm is worth the travel.
60 Thompson Mill Rd., Wrightstown 215-598-8016