Love Roses? Wyck House’s Garden Filled with 80 Kinds!

Photo taken by Moira Sheridan

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.”

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