The Garden Landscape Guide

Wyck Garden

Reuben Haines III and Jane Bowne (1790-1843) made the rose garden, which survives in good condition. She also kept a notebook in which she recorded details of the garden lists of rose plantings, starting in 1818 at the latest. Reuben made a a Catalogue of Plants at Wyck in 1825. It is likely that they had a copy of J C Loudon's Encyclopedia of Gardening and possibly a copy of Humphry Repton's books on landscape gardening, with illustrations of rose gardens.

Wyck, 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, PA 19144

April to mid December. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Open 12 noon (1pm on Saturdays) to 4pm.

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  • over 7 years by Anonymous 4 / 5

    Wyck is a wonderful and historic garden and house in Germantown, one of the oldest areas of Philadelphia. This garden is remarkable because it was home to nine generations of the same Quaker family, the Wistars and the Haines, for about 300 years, from Colonial times to the 20th century.
    The garden itself is best known for its Old Roses, which grow still in the original design design from the 1820s.
    This beautiful property is well worth seeing. Read more about it at its web site,, or on its page at the umbrella web site about public gardens in the Philadelphia area,

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