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Hort Field Trip Takes in Long-Standing Keystone Sites

Matt R. Gingerich shows students the Erb Brothers container nursery area.
Matt R. Gingerich shows students the Erb Brothers container nursery area.
Longwood's entrance, dressed for fall
Longwood’s entrance, dressed for fall
At 14 feet high and 300 feet long, Longwood Gardens' famous interior Green Wall is the largest in North America.
At 14 feet high and 300 feet long, Longwood Gardens’ famous interior Green Wall is the largest in North America.

On Tuesday, 27 members of the Horticulture Club and two faculty – Dennis P. Skinner, assistant professor, and Carl J. Bower Jr., instructor – traveled to Erb Brothers Landscaping Inc. in Lititz and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. The Penn College group talked to and toured with Erb Brothers co-owner Matt R. Gingerich,  who showed them the nursery and landscape operations that have served Southcentral Pennsylvania since the 1920s. Later, at Longwood Gardens, students toured the grounds and got a behind-the-scenes look at the greenhouse facilities. They learned about internships and the history of Longwood from Brian W. Trader, coordinator of domestic and international studies.
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