Horticulture Students Spend Beautiful Wednesday Amid ‘Greenery’ of Kennett Square

During a tour of her property, Margot Taylor (left) points out a water feature adjacent to a straw-bale garden structure with a "green" roof.

During a tour of her property, Margot Taylor (left) points out a water feature adjacent to a straw-bale garden structure with a “green” roof.

Brian Trader, coordinator of domestic and international studies, shows Horticulture Club members a student-built "work in progress" at Longwood Gardens.

Brian Trader, coordinator of domestic and international studies, shows Horticulture Club members a student-built “work in progress” at Longwood Gardens.

Fourteen members of Penn College’s Horticulture Club, along with faculty adviser Carl J. Bower Jr., made a Wednesday visit to Longwood Gardens and a private residential site belonging to landscape architect Margot Taylor, both in Kennett Square.  The Taylor property is the first residential site in Pennsylvania on the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a program designed to provide voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices. While at Longwood, students learned about the facility’s history and its many internship opportunities. On a great day to tour the gardens, they also got a behind-the-scenes look at the production greenhouses.
Photos by Bower, horticulture instructor, School of Natural Resources Management

One Comment

  1. Joe Pearl says:

    Wow, I can still remember our field trip to Longwood Gardens. It has been a bunch of years (1975!!), but the gardens were so impressive. Hopefully, the tradition of the bus breaking down continues! Sadly, I have not been back to the gardens or, for that matter, the school’s campus. I will return one day to see the trees we planted, way back in the ’70s. Peace.

    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

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