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The Wyck Old Rose Workshop Series
Sat, May 26, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm
On Saturday, May 26, Wyck will hold the second workshop of the series, "Rose Petals in All Their Glory." Throughout history people have harvested roses petals for all types of uses. This workshop will give participants hands-on experience in making rose petal jelly, rose water, rose beads, potpourri, and candied rose petals. Participants will take home what they make. (Instructor: Elizabeth Belk)
Stephen Scanniello is President of the Heritage Rose Foundation and perhaps best known as the hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world's most acclaimed.
Elizabeth Belk is the Horticulturist at Wyck House and Garden, responsible for the care and propagation of the 65 cultivars of old roses currently in the Wyck Rose Garden, widely recognized as the oldest rose garden in America.
All workshops will be held at Wyck on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 — Rose Petals in All Their Glory
Saturday, June 16 — Propagation of Roses
Saturday, July 21 — Summer Pruning for Form (bring pruning shears and gloves)
Saturday, October 20 — Rose Hips and What You Make of Them
Space is limited to 12 participants and advance registration is required.
Wyck Members: $50 per workshop ($160 for all 4 remaining workshops)
Non-Members: $75 ($200 for all 4 remaining workshops)
The Wyck Rose Garden in Germantown, Philadelphia, dates to the 1820s and is widely recognized as the oldest rose garden in America, with 65 cultivars of old roses currently. Beginning with Rosa spinosissima in early May and ending with Rosa moschata in late October, Wyck's roses are remarkable for their beauty as well as for their fragrance, which fills the garden. Included in the garden are rose plants from the 19th century design, as well as plants from the earlier, 18th century kitchen garden. Several old roses in cultivation today had been thought lost until they were discovered growing at Wyck, and all specimens of these varieties in commercial trade descend from Wyck plants. Wyck is a rare wonder for garden lovers and an important repository of plants that have disappeared from other gardens.
Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm 6026 Germantown Avenue (at Walnut Lane) Philadelphia, PA 19144 Directions: http://www.wyck.org/about-us#!__about-us/visiting-wyck
For more information
Elizabeth Belk (215) 848-1690 firstname.lastname@example.org