Widely spaced within this open, pastoral landscape are some 600 mature trees, including weeping beeches and cedar specimens, sycamores, and horse chestnuts whose buckeyes have been collected by generations of children. A strategically placed row of 11 ginkgo trees creates a 600-foot long dazzling golden display each fall.

A natural spring-fed pond provides a quiet setting for personal reflection as well as an important habitat for ducks, dragonflies, cattails, and water lilies.

Homewood's innate tranquillity is further enhanced by its adjacency to the 480 natural acres of Frick Park, creating a continuous expanse of peacefulness in the midst of the urban environment.