The entrance to the Cope family’s former residence, the Awbury Arboretum, invites visitors from the city streets to the rural retreat, Germantown’s largest open oasis.
The 55-acre trail is graced in the style of English Romanticism, weaving vast meadows, ponds, forests and rolling hills.
Trees are intertwined in open spaces, such as Francis Cope House, English Park and Haines Field., creating picturesque landscapes and visual contrasts.
The Cope used Quaker aesthetics in this global botanical garden and in 1870 hired William Sanders, the designer of the Capitol in Washington, DC, to carry out this idea.
Points not to be missed
On the banks of springs and ponds, you will meet the Betula nigra River. Some trees are over 100 years old and stand out among 140 tree species.
At the pond, the children frantically counted the frogs.
Calendar of events: https://awbury.org/events/