By Phran Novelli
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Along Washington Lane in Abington Township you’ll come upon Meadowbrook Farm, the former estate of renowned florist and landscape artist J. Liddon Pennock – a force behind the Philadelphia Flower Show for decades, who bequeathed his gorgeous property to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society when he died.
This Saturday, May 2nd, from 10 to 5, you can tour his 1930’s home at Meadowbrook Farm, enjoy the 25 acres of woodlands and distinct garden rooms there, and join in some quick classes to learn about planting container and trough gardens, Gardening 101, or simply How to Plant a Tree.
Meadowbrook also has a fabulous nursery on site, so you’ll find plenty to get you started on your spring planting. There will also be smart gardeners on hand to answer your questions, including Meadowbrook’s new Director, horticulturalist and garden historian Jenny Rose Carey, whose enthusiasm and expertise will give you all the confidence you need.
If you miss this Saturday’s Spring Fling, Meadowbrook Farm is open seven days a week.
Here are directions.