Fordhook Open House

We held the July 12 Open House at Heronswood’s new gardens in Doylestown, PA, welcoming over 430 people from across the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. We conducted seven garden tours, sold over a thousand rare plants and gave away a young hydrangea to the first 250 guests. It was a great day, though very hot. Our next one, out in Kingston, Washington, will be on July 26th.

Here are some highlights:

Garden Conservancy
Ready to go: greeting tables with The Garden Conservancy and Heronswood Nursery literature, and buckets of free spring water bottles; research greenhouse in background.
Garden Tour
One of the hourly tours begins under the big sycamore tree. The first floor of the historic Burpee house was also open.
Carolina Shade Garden
Southeast edge of the Carolina Shade Garden, named for my mother.
Great Lawn
Great lawn with the entry to the Springhouse Garden.

Hans Miller

Vice President of Finance, Hans Miller and his son, Jonathan, in the plant sales area.
Container Display Garden
Container display in the old horse paddock.
George Ball
Heronswood owner George Ball talks with a morning guest.
Hydrangea give away
We gave away hydrangea plants to the first 250 visitors. Most couples took only one, so we were distributing them most of the day.
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