Swiss Pines (19 acres) is an arboretum and Japanese garden located on Charlestown Road, Malvern, Pennsylvania. It is open several days a week in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged for groups.
Swiss Pines was established by Arnold Bartschi (1903-1996), born in Switzerland and by the mid-1930s owner of the J. Edwards Shoe Company. In 1957 he purchased the 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the former Llewellyn estate, and during the next 30 years he developed the Swiss Pines site. It became a nonprofit foundation in 1960.
At present Swiss Pines displays a Japanese tea house and garden, a stone garden, statuary, streams, lake, stone lanterns, and bridges set among naturalistic plantings. Plant collections include the Glendale Azalea Garden (150 varieties); the herb garden (100 species), the groundcover garden (28 varieties), and the pinetum (over 200 types of conifers).
Per the Charlestown Township website, Swiss Pines is closed for the foreseeable future.
- "SWISS PINES IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY". charlestown.org. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
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