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Meadowbrook Farm: Historic Home and Garden Center
Meadowbrook Farm: Historic Home and Garden Center Tour

Meadowbrook Farm, managed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, is the home of J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. (1913 - 2003) and his wife, Alice. A horticultural designer, Liddon operated his family’s 100-year-old Philadelphia florist business for most of his life creating the floral decorations for society and White House weddings. We will have a tour of the home, a large, stone house given to the Pennock’s by Alice’s parents as a wedding gift. Liddon and Alice had many collections, and we will have a chance to see them as we tour their home. His gift for design can be seen in a series of garden rooms. Each room, planted with hundreds of plant varieties, contains a fountain, pool, or gazebo as its focal point. We will have lunch at Meadowbrook Farm and afterward have a chance to walk through the greenhouse and garden center that features exotic and rare plants. Some plants are available for purchase at the garden center. We will leave from the Arboretum in a van. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. The cost of the trip includes admission and lunch.

Thursday, September 28
9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:15 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

Chester County Natural Beauty: Visit Protected La
Chester County Natural Beauty: Visit Protected Land in Willistown

Two beautiful preserves that are part of the Willistown Conservation Trust are the focus of this day-long trip. The Trust was founded to preserve the open space, natural resources, and rural character in an area facing substantial development pressure. We will start our day at Rushton Woods Preserve where we will visit the bird banding station and learn about the Trust’s bird conservation programs and their use of new technology to track migrating birds. We will tour the preserve’s community farm that promotes sustainable agriculture while it engages the community. After lunch, we will visit Kirkwood Preserve featuring 83 acres of grasslands along a stretch of the Crum Creek. The preserve is an important haven for birds and other wildlife, contains picturesque trails, and has a variety of habitats including wetland and woodlands. Visit www.wctrust.org to learn more about these sites. We will leave from the Arboretum. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. Please dress for the weather and bring your lunch and something to drink.

Thursday, October 5
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 8:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.

Tour Three Lovely New Jersey Gardens
Tour Three Lovely New Jersey Gardens

Join us as we visit three lovely gardens in New Jersey. Willowwood Arboretum, with its 131 acres, has nearly 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of them rare species. It features pleasant, informal paths through open areas and woodlands. Purchased by Robert and Henry Tubbs in 1908, the property was named for the gorgeous willow trees that once graced the home. Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as "Merchiston Farm," the home of William and
Martha Brookes Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. The Center's 100 acres include fields, woodlands, and a formal garden designed by Mrs. Hutcheson, one of the first women to be trained as a landscape architect in the United States. Our final stop is the Leonard J. Buck Garden. Developed as part of an estate in the late 1930s, the garden consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. We will travel by bus. Trip includes admission, box lunch, and coach bus transportation.

Tuesday, October 10
7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 95.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 110.00 ea.

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