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PHS Meadowbrook Farm reopens to visitors

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Nestled on 25 acres in Jenkintown, PHS Meadowbrook Farm is a work of art originally designed and created by J. Liddon Pennock, Jr., and his wife, Alice, over the five decades they called it home.
 
Bequeathed to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2003, the meticulously manicured English Cotswold-style home and gardens are curated and cared for by PHS staff to preserve and share its beauty with everyone.
 
With the green light from the State of Pennsylvania, and safety guidelines in place, the garden has opened once again beginning with PHS members by reservation, until Aug. 1 and then, free to the public starting Wednesday, Aug. 5, by reservation.
The couple received the land as a wedding gift from Alice’s family and built their home on it in 1936. Over the years, Liddon designed 15 intimate formal gardens featuring topiary, pavilions, statues, fountains, and reflecting pools. The trees, plants, and shrubs he selected remain as his gift to visitors today.
 
Along the way, changes have taken place on the grounds to both enhance the Pennocks’ taste and introduce new plants. The gardens change every year — with new colors, textures, and designs — to recreate and refresh this one-of-a-kind local treasure.
Using a timed entry, PHS will limit the number of people in the garden at one time. For reservations, call 215-988-1698 or visit showclix.com. View safety guidelines before visiting.
 

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