A Primer in Women’s History of Horticulture

presented by Martha Keen, Horticulturist

March 21, 2020 at 2pm

Throughout history, women have been pillars in the promotion of gardening as a viable career, a channel for social and environmental activism, and a veritable art form. Join Wyck horticulturist Martha Keen in digging deeper into the contributions of a survey of both celebrated and lesser-known botanists, landscape architects, nursery women, floral designers, and gardeners who have made lasting contributions to the field, including of course the generations of Haines women responsible for the creation and preservation of the rose garden at Wyck. 

Martha Keen has been employed as a horticulturist at Wyck for the last three years. She is a graduate of the Professional Gardener Program at Longwood Gardens, and holds a BA in classics from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM. Previously, Martha worked at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY.

Program recommended for guests 12 and older. Tickets are $25; Friends of Wyck pay $20; Students under 25 with school ID $10. 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.

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Vision 2020 is a national women’s equality initiative headquartered at Drexel University’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. In the year 2020, Vision 2020 will lead Women 100: A Celebration of American Women to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: women’s right to vote. Throughout the year, Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, will be home to Vision 2020’s Women 100 programs and events, complemented by the work of Proud Partners — organizations committed to gender equality that have created their own programming in support of Women 100. Vision 2020 applauds Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm, one of its Women 100 Proud Partners, on the organization’s commitment to advancing women’s equality and looks forward to its 2020 program. For more information or to get involved in Vision 2020’s Women 100, visit drexel.edu/vision2020.