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Historic Walnford: A Town and Mill from the Past (Thursday, May 1, 8:30am-4:30pm)
Bob Gutowski
Director of Public Programs, Morris Arboretum

We will visit Historic Walnford, a New Jersey town that began in 1734 with the building of a grist mill. The land and buildings were purchased in 1772 by a prosperous Philadelphia Quaker merchant named Richard Waln. At its height the town was home to about 50 people. The Waln house, built in 1773, is one of the largest pre-revolutionary homes in Monmouth County, New Jersey. We will tour the home, carriage house, and out buildings, and see exhibits that trace the town's history. A highlight will be Waln's Mill, a turbine powered mill that was the peak of stone grinding gristmill design when it was rebuilt in 1872 after a disastrous fire. We will learn about the milling process and have a grinding demonstration. After a picnic lunch we will visit nearby Cream Ridge Winery for a wine tasting. Cream Ridge is a family owned and operated winery that offers a wide variety of wines including Vinifera, American, and hybrid varieties. They also specialize in the production of fruit wines. Meet at the Morris Arboretum. Park in the meadow across from the entrance Kiosk. We will travel by small bus. The trip cost includes lunch.
Thursday, May 1
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/1/2014 at 8:30AM
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Architecture and Landscape of Chestnut Hill: A Walking Tour (Saturday May 17, 1-3pm) (Class is Full)
Barry Jeffries
Landscape Architect and Morris Arboretum Guide

Join us for a tour of the unique landscape and historic architecture of the St. Martin's area of Chestnut Hill. Adjacent to the natural treasures of the Wissahickon Valley, this community continues to be blessed with many uniquely designed areas with historic homes and gardens, earning it the title of Philadelphia's "Garden Suburb." There are fascinating connections that exist between the history and development of the St. Martin's area, landscape gardening, and the Morris Arboretum. We will examine this community's rich architectural and landscape design legacy that has contributed to making this a very desirable suburban enclave in the Philadelphia area. Meet in front of the Chestnut Hill Academy parking lot at 500 West Willow Grove Avenue.
Saturday, May 17
1 - 3 p.m.

Single class scheduled on 5/17/2014 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.

A Visit to Dumbarton Oaks: The Gardens and Collections (Thursday, May 22, 7:15am-6:30pm)
We will spend the day at Dumbarton Oaks, located in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown and originally the home of Robert Woods Bliss, an American diplomat, art collector, and philanthropist and his wife Mildred. We will tour the gardens, begun in 1921 when the Blisses hired the famous landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand to design them. She and Mildred Bliss collaborated for almost thirty years transforming the existing farmlands into terraced garden rooms and vistas. Bliss and Farrand used a careful selection of plant materials and garden ornaments to define the rooms' character and use. After lunch at a nearby restaurant we will tour on our own the Dumbarton Oaks Museum that features collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art, as well as European artworks and furnishings. Wear good walking shoes as we will walk less than half a mile to the restaurant. The trip includes coach bus transportation, guided tour, and lunch. Meet at the Arboretum. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk.
Thursday, May 22
7:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/22/2014 at 7:15AM
Attendees: 1 $130.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $155.00 ea.

Two Great Private Suburban Swarthmore Gardens (Thursday, June 12, 8:30am-3:30pm) (Class is Full)
We will visit two private suburban gardens and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The first is Belvidere, the 1/3-acre garden of Andrew Bunting, Curator of the Scott Arboretum. The front of the house has a cottage-like feel with large masses of perennials, unusual shrubs, and vines. A large patio showcases ornamental containers and a stone garage converted into a summer house has a Mediterranean-like garden at the front. The garden also includes a large tropical garden, a long perennial border, a woodland garden, pond, and kitchen garden. In 2012 a joint project with Andrew's neighbors was completed which is the addition a 40' x 100' suburban vegetable farm. The second garden is Jeff Jabco's, Director of Grounds at Scott Arboretum. The front garden is cottage-style and takes advantage of the high shade offered by a mature scarlet oak. Chartreuse foliage gives excitement to this shaded area. There is a Japanese-influenced stepping stone pathway, a vegetable and fruit garden, full sun flower border, and a rain garden. Wrought-iron sculptures, trellises, and dry stone walls are found throughout the garden. Lunch at Scott Arboretum includes a walk with Andrew through the gardens around the Arboretum office. Lunch is included in the cost. Meet at the Arboretum to travel by small bus. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk.
Thursday, June 12
8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 6/12/2014 at 8:30AM
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.

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