Wissahickon Garden Club, founded in 1932, is a Garden Club of America member club. We draw our membership of 40 active members from nearby neighborhoods and are proud of our commitment to broad based civic and environmental projects that haveenriched our community.
To further our goals of community outreach we are sponsoring a Garden Club of America Flower Show at the Chateau on the Sugarloaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Penna. The show, which is free to the public, will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 1st from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Our show features six Divisions: Floral Design, Photography, Horticulture, Conservation, Botanical Arts and Garden History and Design. Our exhibitors come from all over the country and represent many different artistic and horticultural affiliations. Cutting edge designs and superb horticultural exhibits will be on display. Approved Garden Club of America judges will judge the show.
Our Garden History and Design exhibit will display the best examples of the historically significant Wissahickon Style of garden design.
Wissahickon Garden Club has taken the Garden Club of America Pollinator Pledge and our Conservation exhibit will feature plants that serve as hosts to our various endangered pollinators. Seed packets to start your own Pollinator Garden will be given away, and unusual plants, especially propagated for the exhibit, will be for sale.
Our Take a Look Boutique will sell rare plants, miniature gardens designed and planted by our talented members, and items especially curated by one of Chestnut Hill’s finest shops.
The proceeds from our Preview Party (Friday, April 29, 2016 6:00- 8:00pm) will primarily benefit the new Discovery Center opening in 2017 at Strawberry Mansion Lake. It is a joint venture of the National Audubon Society and Outward Bound Philadelphia. Formerly the East Park Reservoir, it was abandoned 50 years ago by the Philadelphia Water Department and over time has reverted back to nature. This 50 acre property includes a 37 acre lake that will feature the new Discovery Center, education classes, ropes courses, canoeing and hiking. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to study thousands of woodland and water birds as the lake has become a prime stopover site for migratory birds. Our donation will help fund interpretive signage, entry gates and landscaping. We are excited by the potential to introduce city youth and teenagers to the wonders of nature and conservation.
For information on the event and the Preview Party, please contact:
Leslie Purple: firstname.lastname@example.org or AliceFarley email@example.com