Covid-19 Re-Opening Plan

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Wyck’s priority in re-opening is to maintain the safety of our staff and visitors, while allowing Friends of Wyck and guests to enjoy the beauty of Wyck’s outdoor spaces. This page will reflect the most up-to-date information regarding re-opening.

Beginning Friday, June 5th, Wyck’s outdoor spaces will be open for limited hours:
Thursday – Saturday, noon – 5pm.
Closed Sunday-Tuesday.
Wednesdays reserved for Home Farm Club Activities.

Masks are required during your visit.

We ask visitors to please maintain 6 feet of social distance from others and be courteous of staff and other guests on the grounds.

If you feel unwell, feverish, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell, please stay home!

If you see the garden is crowded, please consider visiting at another time. Likewise, please limit the time of your visit if you see others waiting to get into the garden.

Horticultural staff are actively working and may need to close off areas of the garden or farm from time to time. Please respect their safety and work.

Restrooms are closed. Please plan accordingly.

At this time, Wyck will not host group tours or programs, in compliance with local guidelines limiting crowds.

These guidelines are intended to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and state & local authorities. Additionally, if Wyck feels the safety of its staff or visitors is at risk, the grounds may close again with little to no notice.  Our goal is to extend our open hours as Philadelphia case counts continue to decrease.

We thank you for your patience, cooperation, and support at this time, and apologize for any inconvenience.

HOME FARM CLUB:

Wyck’s Home Farm Club will resume on Wednesdays, beginning June 10th, with important modifications:

Home Farm Club participants should coordinate times with the Home Farm Manager to prevent gatherings of people larger than allowed in local ordinances.

Masks are required for HFC participants.

If you have them, please bring your own gloves and tools.

For the 2020 Season, Wyck will be participating in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Harvest 2020 Program. Any produce left over from or donated by the HFC will be distributed to a local foodbank to help mitigate food insecurity in the wake of Covid-19 economic losses. For more information on the program, click here (https://phsonline.org/harvest2020/overview)

HOUSE TOURS:

Due to the confined spaces, the House is currently closed for tours. We hope to open the House for small tours when staff and visitor safety can be ensured and guidance from state and local authorities allows.

Look for more information in the coming weeks about new ways to experience the House and grounds.