Mt. Airy Day

This past Saturday, May 3, we were happy to spend a lovely morning and afternoon at Mt. Airy Day hosted by a sister Historic Germantown site, Cliveden. Our day started by gathering plants and other materials at Wyck, and heading out for a fun-filled day of getting to meet other interesting local vendors, organizations, and of course, food vendors! We had a great location at the entrance of the festival grounds, (thank you Historic Germantown!) and shared a tent with them in which we had a local honey tasting; sold our historic roses, farm transplants, and freshly harvested asparagus; and shared information about all of our free and fun upcoming events!

Wyck's table at Mt. Airy Day.
Wyck’s table at Mt. Airy Day.
Our historic roses, complete with new labels!
Our historic roses, complete with fancy new labels!
Wyck's beautiful and succulent asparagus. Our farmer, Katie, does such a great job with our farm!
Wyck’s beautiful and succulent asparagus. Our farmer, Katie, does such a great job with our farm!

We had a lot of visitors that already knew us and stopped by our table to check-in about upcoming happenings, and also got to meet lots of new friends that maybe didn’t know the urban oasis that lies just “behind the fence!” There are always a lot of questions about our farmer’s market that starts May 30 (every Friday 2P-6P), our educational programs for kids, and our historic roses, about which I am always happy to ramble! The day also had its fill of political hopefuls coming and going from the grounds, and some visited our table, including Allyson Schwartz and Paul Glover, a green party governor hopeful and founder of the Philadelphia Orchard Project from which Wyck received fruit trees.

Allyson Schwartz stopped by Wyck's table to say hello.
Allyson Schwartz stopped by Wyck’s table to say hello.

As the day began to wind down, we packed up our things and headed back to Wyck. Thanks so much to everyone to came out to support Mt. Airy Day, and to support Wyck! I did not leave the garden that day, however, without snapping a quick photo of these beauties!

Fragrant flowers of Viburnum carlesii.
Fragrant flowers of Viburnum carlesii.
Open blooms of our lilac!
Open blooms of our lilac!

Don’t forget to save the date… next Saturday, May 17, is our free Rose and Garden Festival at Wyck from 12P-4P! Come have fun with us!

-Denise

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