Looking Back and Looking Forward: What We Learn from a Garden
A Lecture and Reception with David Culp | May 23, 2021 | 3pm – 6pm
Explore the intersections of memory, faith, and the strong tradition of horticulture in the Delaware Valley. Learn how these elements have informed David Culp’s own 1790’s farmhouse, Brandywine Cottage, and also gardens such as Wyck, where the oldest rose garden in the country was cared for by the same family for centuries. David will discuss how a sensitivity and respect for the rhythms of time and nature allows gardens to be an endless source of delight, learning, and an enriched life.
3pm – 4pm: Lecture
First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(or outdoor at Wyck, pending city COVID-19 Restrictions)*
4pm-6pm: Reception at Wyck. Enjoy savories, wine, our signature cocktail, and desserts made from historic Haines family recipes all while strolling Wyck’s beautiful heritage rose garden during peak season.
Rain or Shine
*We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we will be referring to guidelines and protocol provided by the CDC and local health officials to ensure we provide a safe setting for this event. Be aware that temperature checks and masks may be required for entry. To learn more, please review Wyck’s Covid-19 guidelines here. Thank you!
David Culp is the creator of the gardens at the Brandywine cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and the author of A Year at Brandywine Cottage (Timber Press, 2020) and The Layered Garden (Timber Press, 2012), which won a Gold Medal from the Garden Writers Association for the Best Overall Book of the Year.
Photo by Rob Cardillo
All proceeds from this event benefit Wyck, a National Historic Landmark. Seats are limited so get your tickets today!
Tickets are $60; Friends of Wyck pay $55. For any questions about the program, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Tess Frydman, Director of Interpretation and Public Outreach, at 215.848.1690 or at email@example.com.
Thank you to our generous sponsors
Elizabeth & Steve Bitterman*
Rob and Susan Fleming*
Susan and Bob Peck*
Janet S. Klein*
Jay & Nan Flaherty
Lucy Bell Sellers
Emily Lind & D. James Baker*
Laurie D. Olin & Victoria Steiger*
Nicole Juday & Samuel Rhoads*
Hal & Emily Salmons*
Robert G. Smith
Coleman & Susan Townsend*
Dr. & Mrs. Jerome Vernick
Ted & Stevie Wolf
Additional Support Provided by Laura Haines Belman*, Louisa Spottswood*, Eva Monheim, Joanne B. Ford, Edward Barnard & Pauline Gray, and Eric & Joan Thompson
*indicates sponsorship in 2021 and 2020.