Wyck, 6026 Germantown Avenue, will hold a Mother and Child Tea on Sunday, May 12, 2-4 p.m. Calling all little ones! Give your mom a truly memorable treat for Mother’s Day. Families will share old fashioned tea, sweets, and savories ensconced in the fragrant Wyck Rose Garden.
Children ages 3-10 will enjoy storytime, bubbles, fairy and wizard wands, and other activities led by Wyck’s educator, while grownups will be treated to tours of the garden and historic Wyck House by Wyck’s collections manager and horticulturist. $18 per person, $15 for Wyck members (children under 3 are free of charge). Call 215-848-1690 to register.Did you know that the oldest rose garden in America is here in Philadelphia? Did you know that several heritage roses in cultivation today were once thought to be lost—worldwide—until local horticulturists discovered them growing at Wyck? The Wyck Rose Garden is a national treasure tucked away in the heart of historic Germantown. The garden was designed and created in 1824 by Jane Bowne Haines, who was the wife of Reuben Haines III, an influential Philadelphian who co-founded the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Franklin Institute, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Today, the garden features over 70 types of heritage roses, most of which bloom in May and fill the garden with unparalleled beauty and fragrance. Learn more about the Wyck Rose Garden at www.wyck.org/garden.During the month of May, Wyck will be blooming with several programs that spotlight this historic garden and attract locals and tourists alike. They include the Celebration of the Roses tours and teas, the 5th Annual Old Rose Symposium: “Sustainable Gardening with Old Garden Roses,” and much more. Our programs will offer something for everyone, from professional horticulturists to families with small children; learn more at www.wyck.org/programs.Please note, space is limited and preregistration is required for all programs.