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.

11am:  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of an English Concertina,* played by Lynn Mather, as you stroll the gardens and sip rose tea.

11:30am @ Hives near Greenhouse Open Hive Talk, 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.

1pm:  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of an English Concertina,* played by Lynn Mather, as you stroll the gardens and sip rose tea.

2pm (Ed Shed) Honey Extraction Demonstration, with Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

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

* As professional violinist and violist, Lynn Mather played with the Philadelphia Opera Company Orchestra for 20 years and ensembles of Young Audiences Inc. for 30.  Lynn  has also performed in early music groups, taught privately, and at Drexel U.   Most recently she has taught music classes and led Sing- Alongs at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as well as Center on the Hill.  She now especially enjoys classical and traditional music on her English concertina.  She’s a teacher of Alexander Technique and proud mom of famed jazz musician Ari Hoenig.   

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