Pennsylvania Sampler Bus Trip

The Friends and DIG IT! Magazine are teaming up again to bring you another exceptional garden tour. Leave the driving to us as you enjoy a day of gardens, history and art. Our sampler includes a country estate, a bastion of American horticulture, a nationally known specialty nursery and lunch in historic downtown Doylestown.

Register by May 24

An Art Collectors Garden, Easton

This country estate garden was designed around one of the largest collections of American folk art and out- sider art in the U.S. Enjoy this six-acre hilltop property with two ponds, one drenched in lotus and its own Stonehenge, a reflecting pool garden, a secret garden, dramatic views of the Pennsylvania countryside, a 1700s farmhouse, an Adirondack gazebo, and a terrace garden with potted flowering plants. In the woodland surrounding the estate, large urns burst with flowers and stone slabs lead upward to an arbor. The farm- house and property were featured in Architectural Digest. The property was designed by award-winning landscape architect David Fierabend, owner of Groundswell Design Group in Princeton. Fierabend has won many awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The secret garden features formal plantings complementing sculpture and a glass mural. These art-embellished, elaborate gardens were created with an eye for low maintenance, so come learn some tricks to take home.

Linden Hill Gardens

Linden Hill is a nursery specializing in unusual plants and themed display gardens. Visitors can enjoy the gardens, shop for unusual perennials and annuals with a special tour discount of 20%, and shop in the country gift shop. Owner and garden designer Jerry Fritz, who has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, will greet us.

Lunch in Doylestown

From the corner of State Street and Main Street, there are many restaurants, cafes and delis within two blocks in any direction. They represent a variety of cuisines and prices for you to choose from.

Fordhook Farm, Doylestown

Fordhook Farm is the home of W. Atlee Burpee and the birthplace of the Burpee Company. Since 1888, this historical farm has been a world-renowned plant development facility and remains in the forefront of plant trailing and research. Plus, its gardens are gorgeous. You can enjoy a 1-hour tour with the Trials Manager for an overview of all gardens or you wander on your own with a map of the gardens. Fordhook’s gardens include: sun and shade annual/perennial gardens intermixed with sculpture; mixed shrub/grass/ perennial borders; stream side garden; a raised bed pottage; gardens with Heronswood plants; trials gardens and fields.

9:00a - 5:00p
Haggerty Center.
Bus Trip
$60 members / $65 non-members
Thursday, June 7, 2012