Celebration of the Roses

Celebrate 200 years of the Rose Garden
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 11am-3pm| 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. 

This May 29th, Celebrate the Roses at Wyck with garden tours, lectures, vendors, and more!

Vendor Marketplace – This year the marketplace includes ceramics from local artisan Shinobu Habauchi, embroidered pieces and prints by BrujologieSoap by Alana, hand carved wood items for the kitchen and home by the Bearded Carver, tea from American Tea House, beer from Attic Brewery, picnic fixings from Lavish Pairings, and an abundance of native plants from Gowen Gardens and Wyck, in addition to Wyck heritage rose sale!

Also, the Philadelphia Insectarium and the Philadelphia Bee Guild will be on site all day!

Timed programs:
12pm – A Concertina with Lynn Mather in the Rose Garden
1pm: 200 Years in Wyck’s Rose Garden: Reflections on the Design and Stewardship of a Home Garden over Two Centuries
Lecture by Lauren Kope, Wyck’s Manager of Living Collections
In the Education Shed – no registration required!
2pm: Roses Named for Gardeners, with Martha Keen, Landscape Architect and former Wyck Horticulturist.
In the Education Shed, no registration required!

Can’t make it this year or just looking for more information on the garden? Enjoy this virtual rose garden tour from 2020, with our Horticulturist Lauren Kope!

boxwood circle

2021: Enjoy the beautiful structure of our recently restored boxwood parterres.

A key architectural element of the beloved garden, its boxwood hedging, was mostly lost to general decline by 2015. With your help, Wyck re-planted the boxwood parterres with Buxus microphylla – or ‘Little Missy’ – an improved, disease resistant variety.