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The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College

(Photographs by Sara Helm Wallace) Our last excursion for the summer was to the Scott Arboretum on the grounds of Swarthmore College in Media, PA. Umbrellas in hand, we were warmly greeted by Claire Sawyers, the Arboretum’s Director. While admiring … Continue reading

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From Summer Home to Central Park

(Photos by Bryan Thompson-Nowak) Believe it or not, the tranquil, wooded grounds of Morris Arboretum are within the city limits of booming Philadelphia. In fact, it is just 12 miles from the University of Pennsylvania campus and 9 miles from … Continue reading

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100 Years as an Estate…. 20 Years as a Public Garden!

 (Photographs by Gary Shanks) The new first-year graduate students got a chance to visit one of the more intimate gardens in the greater Philadelphia area. Since Chanticleer has been written about in a previous LGP blog, let’s just dive right … Continue reading

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Nemours: “To Love and To Know”

(Photographs by Felicia Chua) As our inaugural field trip for the Summer 2014 season, the first-year fellows toured the mansion and grounds of Nemours, the former home of gunpowder magnate A.I. duPont. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the palatial estate, modeled … Continue reading

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Hagley Museum and Library

August 10, 2012 – Hagley Museum and Library, DE (written by Laurie Metzger, photographs by Lindsey K. Kerr) It was a rainy morning as we prepared to visit the Hagley Museum and Library. Being a 253 acre museum, with extensive … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Park System, Fairmount Park

August 26, 2011 – Fairmount Park, PA (written by Abby Johnson, photographs by Quill Teal-Sullivan) Mr. Tee Jay Boudreau, Special Projects Manager at Fairmount Park gave students a behind the scenes tour of Fairmount Park.  Tee Jay Boudreau is a … Continue reading

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First year Fellows visit Tyler Arboretum

July 29, 2011 – Tyler Arboretum, PA (written by Martin Smit, photographs by Abby Johnson and Nate Tschaenn) With a documented history stretching back to 1681, when William Penn released the property to Thomas Minshall, the Tyler Arboretum has a … Continue reading

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First year Fellows visit Mt. Cuba Center

July 22, 2011 – Mt. Cuba Center, DE (written by Sara Levin, photographs by Quill Teal-Sullivan and Martin Smit) The First Year Longwood Graduate Fellows’ inaugural summer field trip was to the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware.  Historically, this … Continue reading

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