Philadelphia is widely credited as being the epicenter of horticulture in the United States, both in the present day and historically. Lesser known is the role that women of Philadelphia played in promoting gardening as a viable career and as a channel for social activism. Join us as we visit the Ambler Arboretum at Temple University, former campus of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women; Andalusia, founding site of the Garden Club of America; and Wyck, the oldest rose garden in the United States. Martha Keen will be joined by Jenny Rose Carey, Eva Monheim, and Kathleen Salisbury, who will provide the context to interpret these gardens and the many other figures and locations that informed the Progressive Era in Philadelphia. We will explore the value and challenges of their continued preservation, and the relevance these gardens uphold today.
Vistor Center Parking Lot
Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.
Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking and is an outdoor experience. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous walking. Appropriate footwear and water are recommended. Dress for all types of weather.
Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.