The fifth annual Tyler Gardens Lecture will be held April 28 at
The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with a lecture by author and botanist Jenny Rose Carey, who will speak about gardening with less water. Carey is a graduate of Oxford University and is currently director of the Landscape Arboretum Temple University Ambler.
A tour of the Tyler Gardens will follow. The cost to attend is $15 or $7 for students.
Tyler Gardens were originally created eight decades ago as an outdoor showcase and entertainment area for the property's wealthy owners, George and Stella Elkins Tyler. The gardens are now a sanctuary on the Newtown campus, attracting college students, staff, and the public.
The gardens were designed by Charles Willing to showcase Stella Elkins Tyler's sculptures. The gardens were set up to accommodate the couple's many guests, who enjoyed the property's pool, tennis courts, cabanas, and fountains.
Upon Stella Elkins Tyler's death, 200 acres were left to Temple University. Eventually that land was sold to Bucks County and the Bucks County Community College Newtown campus was built.
The gardens have since been preserved by professor Lyle Rosenberger and a team of volunteers,
To reserve a space for the Tyler Gardens lecture, send a check (made out to the BCCC Foundation) and registration form to: Lyle Rosenberger, Tyler Gardens Lecture, Bucks County Community College, 301 Penn Hall, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
The registration form can be found attached as a PDF to this story.
For more information, call 215-504-8500, ext. 6007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.