Winter Lecture: Gardens of the Founding Fathers

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Date(s) - 01/17/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve


Fee:  Preserve Members: $8 per lecture, non-members: $12 per lecture. Purchase tickets for the complete

series and receive a 20% Discount.

Winter Lecture: Gardens of the Founding Fathers

William Penn, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were avid gentlemen gardeners whose paths all led to the

Quaker garden and botany tradition exemplified by John and William Bartram. In this richly illustrated presentation,

Irwin Richman, Ph.D. will share the ways Bartram influenced the gardens of these eminent American historical figures.

Irwin Richman is Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg,

and is presently Research Associate at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster. A graduate of the

George Washington University, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. An accomplished speaker and

a prolific author of over 30 books, his most recent is a 2015 volume, Heritage Gardens, Heirloom Seeds: Melded Cultures

with a Pennsylvania German Accent, written in partnership with Michael B. Emery.

This program is the second installment of the Preserve’s Winter Lecture Series. The program will take place on Sunday,

January 17, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The fee for Preserve Members is $8 per lecture. The fee for non-members is $12 per

lecture. Seating for all lectures is general admission; arrive early to get the seat of your choice. Advance registration is

strongly encouraged. Walk-ins welcomed only as space permits. Call (215)862-2924 to register.Special Offer: Purchase

tickets for all eight lectures and save over 20%! Members: $50 (full price: $64) Non-members: $76 (full price: $96) Each

ticket entitles the holder to one admission per lecture. Purchase in advance by calling the Preserve, or purchase at the

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is located at 1635 River Rd. (Rt. 32), just two and half miles south of downtown New

Hope, PA. For more information about programs at the Preserve visit

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Charlie Sahner

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

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