Fordhook Farm–Burpee–Garden Conservancy Tour 2015

You know Burpee Seeds.  We’ve known about Burpee since we were
in our cribs!   It all started with W. Atlee Burpee who developed the
seed company in the late 1800s.  Today the original Burpee Farm, known
as Fordhook Farm, was open to the public as part of the
Garden Conservancy Tour.  I’ll mostly refer to it as Burpee Farms.
(because I want to–)

My friend and I started the tour at the Delaware Valley College Farm Market
which is right next door to Fordhook Farm.  They have a tempting array of
Burpee Seeds for sale . . .

DelVal College Farm Market

 

seeds for sale at DelVal Farm Market

 

 

 

Then we entered the grounds of the tour and walked through acres of beds and gardens of nurtured plants
and flowers.  Most of them were carefully labeled, and
it was fun to see new and different varieties.
We also saw some old favorites.  Follow along with this
photo tour, clicking to enlarge when you like.

Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA

Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA

 

Kniphofia (poker plant) at Burpee farm

Kniphofia (poker plant)
at Burpee farm

ruffled dimity Iris ensata at Burpee farms

ruffled dimity Iris ensata at Burpee farms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lacecap hydrangea—and see upper left a white cranes bill peeking over

charming stone hut at Burpee Farms and a resting bench

charming stone hut at Burpee Farms and a resting bench

 

the wonderful lawn and main house at Fordhook farms

the wonderful lawn and main house at Fordhook  Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

the original "seed barn"--note all the windows for the sunlight to reach the growing seedlings . . .

the original “seed barn”–note all the windows for the sunlight to reach the growing seedlings . . .

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daylily—everybody’s June favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t mention it was raining during the day—but just a mild sprinkle and it
didn’t bother us at all!  Great day exploring a true icon of the gardening world.

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4 Responses to Fordhook Farm–Burpee–Garden Conservancy Tour 2015

  1. Buttondeb says:

    That Dimity Iris is a knockout! Love the yellow “star” in the center. Great shots of a beautiful spot.

  2. Stefanie says:

    What a marvelous way to spend the day!

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