Historic Meadowbrook Farm celebrates 80th year with plant sale and gardening talks

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Celebrate the season and enjoy a day of family fun and learning at the PHS Meadowbrook Farm Spring Open House on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The Open House will focus on education, with Master Gardener and Meadowbrook Farm Director Jenny Rose Carey on hand to answer questions.

The historic home of renowned florist J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The handsome stone house and display gardens will be open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Spring Open House.

Mini-Talks in the sales yard by Meadowbrook Farm experts will include:

  • 11 a.m.: How to Make an Herb Planter
  • Noon:  Attracting Butterflies and Bees
  • 1 p.m.: Great Plants for Rock Gardeners
  • 2 p.m.: Top Picks for Spring Planting
  • 3 p.m.: Quick Facts on Horticultural Therapy

Stop by the nursery to pick up spring favorites, including colorful annuals, spring blooming perennials, hanging baskets, show-stopping Americana® geraniums, tasty veggies, Meadowbrook-grown herbs, and container gardens.
The Spring Open House is a family-friendly event and will feature a petting zoo with farm animals from Quiver Farms,11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can dance to tunes about animals by “Two of A Kind” with live performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be served by Streetside BBQ from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Rita’s Water Ice will be on-site throughout the day (cash only).

Featuring a gift shop, greenhouses, and outdoor sales area, Meadowbrook Farm offers a large selection of gardening essentials including great gloves, decorative lanterns, and gardening décor.
PHS Members receive a 10% discount on their plant purchases year-round. Join on-site and discounts begin immediately.

PHS Meadowbrook Farm is located at 1633 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046. For more information about Meadowbrook Farm and the Spring Open House, call 215.887.5900, or visit www.meadowbrookfarm.org

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