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Meet ‘John Bartram’ at the Awbury Arboretum

November 15, 2011

Join the Awbury Arboretum after their annual meeting on Sunday November 20th for an Open House! At 3:30 PM visit the arboretumKirk Brown as John Bartram and have refreshments featuring seasonal items from Weaver’s Way’s Mort Brooks Farm at Awbury Arboretum. Then stick around for a presentation on gardening in Philadelphia from 4 – 5 PM by ‘John Bartram’. Bartram, portrayed by Kirk Brown, was America’s first botanist and horticulturist. During his career he introduced more than 200 plants and 100 trees to the field of horticulture, including Franklinia altamaha, named after his friend Benjamin Franklin. In addition to identifying native plants, he shipped plants to England which helped with reforestation.

The open house and performance are free and open to the public, but reservations are kindly requested. For more information or to make reservations please email, or  call 215-849-2855 ext. 25.

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  1. December 15, 2011 7:41 pm

    Thank you for the notice. I’ve posted my comments about the personal success of the day.

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