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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

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

David Culp

David Culp is the creator of the gardens at the Brandywine cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and the author of The Layered Garden (Timber Press), which won a Gold Medal from the Garden Writers Association for the Best Overall Book of the Year. His new book, A Year at Brandywine Cottage (Timber Press) will be available in April, 2020.

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 tfrydman@wyck.org.