Pack a picnic, come out to have a look at the beautiful grave gardens and enjoy The Woodlands Victorian-style. The Grave Garden Fete is a day of botanically-themed workshops, demonstrations and fun make-and-takes with a Victorian twist.
In honor of National Public Garden Day we will be giving public tours of the grave gardens around The Woodlands.
RAIN DATE: April 1, 2017
Location: This workshop will be held at The Woodlands.
Sally McCabe is back, and will share tips on getting your beds ready for planting success. Bring your planting plan, and we'll help you think through your design. Sally will do a hands-on demonstration and then we’ll start digging and prepping the beds for planting. This is the day you start to get your hands dirty, so dress accordingly.
Gardens (and Houses) in Graveyards: The Regional Peculiarities of America's Rural Cemetery Movement with Aaron Wunsch
Location: This workshop will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Frequently discussed as a national movement, the push to establish "rural" cemeteries before the Civil War also drew on regional gardening traditions and ideals of country life. Here, Aaron Wunsch will put the Philadelphia story in context, paying special attention to The Woodlands. After Aaron’s talk, Lee Arnold, Senior Director of the Library and Collections of the Historical Society will show you how to do research so that you can learn about the person whose graveyou're tending! All gardeners will receive a free day-pass to the Historical Society to return and do their own research.