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Boxwood Restoration

We Need Your Help!

Wyck is gearing up to make huge improvements to its historic rose garden.
(please note the rose garden will be closed Sept. 8 – Oct. 31 for this project)

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Photo: Wyck rose garden with boxwood hedging, 1932

Owing to its lineage of ardent horticulturists, Wyck has continuously preserved the oldest rose garden in the United States since 1824. A key architectural element of the beloved garden has long been its boxwood hedging. Unfortunately, the boxwood were lost to general decline in recent years. With your help, Wyck aspires to re-plant our boxwood parterres with improved, disease resistant varieties in Fall 2019.

This restoration project will return the garden to its historical layout, increase the accessibility of its winding paths, and elevate its aesthetic appearance. The Garden Club of Philadelphia has already generously donated $4,000 towards our goal of $20,379.  Please give today to support the re-installation of the boxwood.  We can’t preserve the natural wonder of Wyck without you!

The link below will enable you to donate online using a card or your PayPal account.  You may also send a check to Wyck Association, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.  For questions about the project or to donate over the phone, please contact Jennifer  Carlson ( or Tess Frydman ( at 215.848.1690.

We appreciate your generous donation to the Boxwood Restoration Project!

The Wyck Association is a nonprofit organization registered with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.


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Photo: Wyck rose garden with boxwood hedging, 1970s.