Please note that Carolyn’s Shade Gardens does not have regular hours and is not open for garden visits.  Customers can tour the gardens when picking up pre-ordered plants.  If you would like to be on our customer list, please send your full name, address, and cell number to and specify if you are interested in snowdrops.  Thanks.


Address: 325 South Roberts Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

Telephone: 610-525-4664 (for emergencies and last minute changes to appointments, for anything else, please email)



From Route 476: Exit at Villanova; go east on Route 30 towards Villanova; pass McDonald’s in Rosemont on left; at next light turn right onto Roberts Rd; cross Conestoga Rd at light, the drive is 7/10 of a mile on the left #325 (same drive as #327)

From Lancaster Ave/ Route 30: Going west on Route 30, proceed through the center of Bryn Mawr to the bottom of the hill; turn left on South Roberts Rd at the light where you see Verizon on the far left; follow the directions above.  Going east on Route 30, follow the directions above for coming from Route 476

From Route 3/ Newtown Square: Turn north (towards Bryn Mawr) onto Bryn Mawr Ave off Route 3 at the light at Dunwoody Village; Cross Route 320 and proceed under the Route 476 overpass; take the next left on Ithan Ave; follow to the first stop sign and turn right on South Roberts Rd; the driveway is 8/10 of a mile on the right # 325 (same drive as #327)

Parking: If you are coming for an individual appointment, please park in my driveway in the middle of the nursery area.  During open houses and garden tours, please park on Robinhood Rd, which is across Roberts Rd from my driveway.

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