Saturday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Temple University Ambler
Registration Fee: $115
Early Bird Registration: $95 per person by March 5
Special Student Price: $50
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Farm Faithfully, Garden Gracefully: Progressive Women and their Influence in the Landscape — 1900-1940, a one-day symposium, held jointly with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, will highlight the role of American women who designed and maintained significant landscapes during the beginning of the 20th century. The day will conclude with a full “Tea” hosted by the Ambler Keystone Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association.
Symposium speakers will include: Judith B. Tankard — “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes;” CeCe Haydock — “Edith Wharton, The Europhile: Influencing American Gardens;” Elaine Weiss — “Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War;” Marta McDowell — “Ladies’ Mantle: The Garden Club in the Garden State;” and Jenny Rose Carey, Director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University.
Farm Faithfully, Garden Gratefully is sponsored by Temple University Ambler, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association.
For more information, please call: 267-468-8000.
Dear In Bloom Readers,
I wanted to let you know about a wonderful one-day conference at Temple University Ambler on Saturday March 13. The theme is the “History of Women in Horticulture and Design” during the first half of the 20th Century. The event will include nationally acclaimed speakers, many of whom will have their books for sale.
Temple Ambler is an important location for women's history in the United States, with our blue and gold state historic marker that signifies the campus as the site of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, established in 1910, and the site of the founding of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association in 1914. This symposium gives us a chance to explore some of that history.
The day will begin with a light breakfast followed by the lectures, with a break for lunch. After the final speaker, there is a delicious full tea provided by the local Ambler Keystone Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association.
As many of you know, our twin pavilions at the end of the Formal Gardens were designed by Beatrix Farrand, the early female landscape architect. Judith Tankard has just written a new book about Farrand, and she will be enlightening us about her latest findings.
CeCe Haydock will inform us about Farrand’s aunt, Edith Wharton, and the Europhile influence that Wharton brought to American gardens.
Elaine Weiss will lecture on the role of Women in WWI who were members of the Women’s Land Army. Her book Fruits of Victory will be for sale.
Marta McDowell will talk about some of the Garden Club ladies from New Jersey while I will be highlighting the role of some of the Philadelphia women in the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, The Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, founded here at Ambler, and the Garden Club of America that was founded in Philadelphia.
Get your registration in by March 5 for the early bird price of $95, which includes all meals and sessions. After that date, if there are still spaces available, the price will be $115.
If you would like to meet the speakers at a Buffet Wine reception on Friday night, March 12; the cost for that event will be $50.
Come and join us for a fun filled informative day. We would love to see you there!
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Jenny Rose Carey
Ambler Arboretum of Temple University