Come in, free of charge, for a special “Celebration of the Roses”

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Free

Wyck’s circa-1820 Rose Garden is a living treasure featuring 50+ heritage roses.  Call them heritage, heirloom, antique or old, these types of roses have stronger fragrances and often brighter colors than modern roses, and they bloom only a short while.  If you’ve never been to Wyck before, this is the time to come!  Enjoy a lush, glorious sensory experience!  Light refreshments will be offered.

The May 27 open house celebration will feature free tours of Wyck Historic House, children’s activities, and light refreshments, such as rose tea will also be offered throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring art supplies or a camera to capture the beauty of the garden.

 

celebration of the roses open houseAdditional,  free programming:

11:00 am – 3:00pm  :  Learn about Bees!  presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild.

12 noon/ Ed Shed – The Language of Roses, by Martha Keen, Wyck Horticulturist:  Latin is the  universal and scientifically accepted language for plant nomenclature, becoming standard practice in the 18th century.  Learn some of the more widely used conventions of this classical language, and how they correspond to Rosa genus culture and care.

Rose cuttings from Wyck’s heritage rose garden will be on sale.

For more information, please contact us at info@wyck.org or call 215.848.1690.