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Renny Reynolds opens Bucks Beautiful Fall Lecture Series


Bucks Beautiful’s Fall Lecture Series kicks off with “Listening to the Land” by Renny Reynolds, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Henry Schmieder Arboretum, Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown.

Reynolds, founder of Renny & Reed in New York City, is one of the nation’s most well-known entertaining, gardening and lifestyle experts.

Both his event and garden designs have been featured in major garden and lifestyle magazines, including Architectural Digest, W, House & Garden, House Beautiful, New York Magazine, Manhattan, Inc., Horticulture Magazine, Town & Country and Garden Design.

Clients have included presidents Ford, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton, with events in the White House, stage and screen luminaries, leaders of industry, countless brides, and the country’s most prestigious corporations and nonprofit institutions.

In 2008, he received the American Horticulture Society’s highest honor, the “Great American Gardener” award.

Reynolds is in constant demand as a garden designer and lecturer, with projects in progress across the country.

His influential gardens at Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown are part of the Greater Philadelphia Garden Cooperative, putting them in the company of such illustrious nearby gardens as Longwood, Winterthur and Chanticleer.

He founded Hortulus Farm Nursery, a leading specialty greenhouse and perennial plant operation, and multiple award winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, including the PNC Bank Award for excellence in design.

The 100-acre 18th century farmstead features 24 separate gardens on 30 of its acres. In spring, the lawns and woodlands are ablaze with over 200,000 daffodils, narcissus, bluebells, native dogwoods and Delaware Valley white azaleas. Later in the season are imposing perennial and summer borders, a lush woodland walk, birch and pine allées, pool and fountain gardens plus a re-conceived kitchen garden.

In his presentation, Reynolds will share the concepts and inspiration behind the “masterfully designed” gardens at Hortulus Farm.

This talk is co-sponsored by Delaware Valley University and Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery. Additional Fall Lecture Series talks will be held Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

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