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Tea Amidst the Roses
Sun, May 20, 2012 - Sat Jun 2, 2012
Tickets: from $6 to $12 per person
The Wyck Rose Garden in full, fragrant bloom is a sublime, almost magical experience. We invite you and your friends to come have a garden tour with our Horticulturist, Elizabeth Belk, along with afternoon tea or a picnic in the garden!
Afternoon tea provided by Wyck will include a variety of teas, tea sandwiches, and desserts. We also welcome individuals and groups to bring their lunches and picnic in the garden before or after their tour. The period of peak bloom is limited, and weekends will be particularly popular, so we encourage you to book your tour now.
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.
Garden Tour (and optional picnic)
Groups (8 or more): $6 each person
Individuals - Wyck Members: $6
Individuals - Non-Members: $8
Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea served
Large Groups (8 or more): $10 each person
Small Groups (minimum of 4):
Wyck Members: $10 each
Non-Members: $12 each
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