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Thomas Meehan: Father of the Philadelphia Parks

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Free

Thomas Meehan: Father of Philadelphia Parks

Hosted by the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.

Thursday, October 17, 7:30 pm

Presented by Ken LeRoy, Arborist at John B. Ward & Co.

Ken LeRoy will share the history of Thomas Meehan, a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist, and author. Thomas Meehan worked at Kew Gardens before moving to Germantown, Philadelphia where he started a nursery. Meehan is considered to be the father of the urban park movement in Philadelphia, where he campaigned to establish and preserve parks including Historic Bartram’s Garden.

Free of charge.

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thomas-meehan-father-of-the-philadelphia-parks-tickets-68844031351

Venue

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States