Meandering pathways lead through the exquisite gardens designed by the late J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. a celebrated florist and horticulturist. The home, built in 1936, and designed in the English Cotswold style by architect, Robert McGoodwin features a series of beautifully decorated garden rooms and patios. His guests included HSH Princess Grace and Princess Caroline of Monaco, Ricardo Muti, the famed conductor and Julie Nixon Eisenhower among others.  Mr. Pennock hoped that all visitors would find pleasure and inspiration in the charm of this very special place. And so, upon his death in 2004, Mr. Pennock had bequeathed Meadowbrook Farm to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society known the world over for its production of the Philadelphia Flower Show and acclaimed urban greening programs. Today, the gardens, featured in Architectural Digest, House and Garden, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living and Town and Country provide an outstanding example of the use of plants and flowers in a residential setting and provide inspiration for all home gardens.

Groups love the intimate settings and beautiful grounds of PHS Meadowbrook Farm. Changing with the seasons, Meadowbrook Farm is a destination for every plant enthusiast. Guests are led on a tour of the renowned gardens past notable features of pools and fountains, topiary and espalier plants, colorful plantings of seasonal flowers, and statuary and structures collected from around the world. Tours include entry to the Pennock’s house, where you are guided through the reception hall, dining room, living room, card room, and glassroom, followed by a guided walk through the gardens.

Enjoy visiting the Gardens and Plant Shop at Meadowbrook Farm during public hours. 

Guided Group House & Garden Tour
$20 per person (5 person minimum)*

*The third Thursday of every month will be open for individuals who wish to tour the Gardens without a group. For details, click here.

To schedule tours, please call 215-887-5900 or contact Karen Tyler ( to set up a tour.