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Thomas Meehan: Father of the Philadelphia Parks
October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFree
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.