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Media Spotlight on the Gardens of Greater Philadelphia Gardens

by Denise Cowie - posted 5/13/2008

Members gardens are featured in newspapers, magazines, and online blogs.

The gardens of Greater Philadelphia Gardens are often featured in stories that run in newspapers and magazines. Chanticleer, for instance, was featured in a multi-page spread in the March issue of Gardens Illustrated, a British magazine, and the March Bank at Winterthur was the subject for a column by Anne Raver in the New York Times in April.

But last week, many of the gardens were mentioned at once when Virginia Smith wrote about “The World’s Largest Garden Party” in the Home & Design section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. You can read what she had to say about that “party” – which is being presented by the gardens of Greater Philadelphia Gardens throughout June – at the following link:
http://www.philly.com/philly/home/gardening/20080509_Portfolio___Good-time_gardens.html

Several of the garden members of Greater Philadelphia Gardens are also featured in the current issue of The American Gardener, the magazine published by the American Horticultural Society. These gardens – Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, and the Camden Children’s Garden, along with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society – are the local hosts for AHS’s 16th annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, “Growing Fertile Minds and Communities,” which will be held in this region.

You can read about the gardens and their role in the symposium at the following link:
http://www.ahs.org/publications/the_american_gardener/pdf/08/05/YGS%20_preview_12-14.pdf

Closer to home, some of our own member gardens are also writing about the gardens of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, in online blogs. Chris Strand is among the contributors to Winterthur’s new blog, Seeds of Inspiration, which you can read here:
http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/

And last month, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College launched its blog, Garden Seeds, which you can read here:

http://blogs.scottarboretum.org/gardenseeds/

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