Learn about Stoneleigh, Our Newest Public Garden, at Bucks
The 12th annual Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscape Lecture Sat. April 27 features Ethan Kauffman, director at Stoneleigh in Villanova
Bucks County Community College welcomes spring with the 12th annual Tyler Formal Gardens and Landscape Lecture at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Newtown campus.
The event features a presentation by Ethan Kauffman, Director of Stoneleigh Garden at Villanova, a natural garden and former estate of the Haas family located n Villanova, Pa. The property was donated to Natural Lands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors. Kauffman will reveal the rich history of Stoneleigh’s landscape and provide a peek into the process of creating this community treasure.
Before the lecture, which takes place in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center, six tickets to Stoneleigh Garden will be raffled off. After the lecture, a guided tour of Tyler Formal Gardens will take place, highlighting recent additions such as the elegant “Summer House.” The formal gardens are located behind Tyler Hall, the French-Norman mansion that was the cornerstone of the estate on which the college was built. The gardens have been restored to their original 1930s splendor thanks to tireless efforts by volunteers and donors.
Tickets for the 12th annual Tyler Formal Gardens and Landscape Lecture are $15 general admission, $10 for veterans and Bucks County Community College alumni, and $5 for current students with ID. Register online at www.bucks.edu/foundation/events. Contact Professor Emeritus Lyle Rosenberger at email@example.com for more information.
The Zlock Performing Arts Center is located inside the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired.
The 12th annual Tyler Formal Gardens and Landscape Lecture is part of the Bucks Live! series of innovative programs to inform, inspire, and enrich the life of greater Bucks County, brought to you by Bucks County Community College’s Cultural Affairs Committee. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/live or call 215-968-8087.