Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens was developed on a tract of forested land and is now maintained as a woodland garden, showcasing a variety of native ferns and wildflowers. In spring, a prized collection of ephemerals emerges to provide the year’s first splash of color. From bloodroot and liverwort to trilliums and trout lilies, these fleeting beauties are a welcome sign of warmer weather ahead. With summer comes colorful flowering shrubs including blueberries, viburnums, enkianthus and a world-class collection of azaleas and rhododendrons.
In addition, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens fosters several Pennsylvania rare and endangered species including monkshood, shooting star, and box huckleberry. The colors of maple-leaf viburnum, and highbush blueberry, and the fruits of the strawberry bush provide interest in autumn and evergreens such as hollies and Christmas fern stand out in winter.