Tour Historic Hortulus Farm: Garden, Museum, and Nursery

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19118
United States

Nestled in scenic Bucks County near Newtown, Hortulus Farm is a 100-acre property which features 24 separate gardens on 30 of its acres, linked by paths, lawns, and bridges. Particularly beautiful in early June are the perennial and summer borders, a lush woodland walk surrounding a lake, birch and pine allées, pool and fountain gardens, and kitchen garden. Historic barns and outbuildings at Hortulus Farm are home to a diverse family of farm animals. Hortulus Nursery offers an ever-changing stock of rare and unusual plants including tropicals, standards, espaliers, topiaries, signature caged and framegrown specimens, and a superb collection of hard-to-find perennials, shrubs, and annuals. In 1980, following many years of neglect, Hortulus Farm was acquired by renowned garden designer Renny Reynolds and noted garden author Jack Staub, who restored the buildings and developed the gardens. This tour of the gardens, museum, and house is a rare opportunity to learn about the evolution of the gardens through the eyes of the individuals who created them. Please wear sensible walking shoes and come prepared for a good walk. We will leave from the Arboretum by van or small bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk. The cost of the trip includes admission, lunch, and transportation..

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)