June 3, 2015-
“…the Odyssean trip was worth it as the heady fragrance of Wyck House’s historic roses enveloped me before I even emerged from the car.
This, I thought, is what a rose garden should be.
Wyck is 2.5 pastoral acres tucked into a densely urban setting in Philadelphia’s Germantown section. The site, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991, consists of a colonial house (home to the same Quaker family for almost three centuries), the oldest rose garden in its original plan in America, a newly restored kitchen garden, fruit trees, a woodlot, and a collection of outbuildings from the last two centuries.”