Martha Washington Garden Club


April 2019

All are welcome to our events, you do not have to be a member to join us.

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Please help support our scholarships and community services by joining our Garden Club, or renew your membership now . Dues give you free admission to our monthly meeting lectures. Membership runs from Sept 2019 to Aug 2020 and is due at this time.
$30 membership fee. Checks must be made out to Martha Washington Garden Club and spelled out fully , no abbreviations
.Send to: Betsy Jurey
814 N. Lafayette Ave
Morrisville, Pa 19067
Thank you for supporting our mission of horticultural education for a healthier planet.


All are welcome to our tours and lectures, you do not have to be a member . Guest fees

range from  $5 to $10 at the door. Lectures, unless otherwise noted,  are held at the

Lower Makefield Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley 

General meeting begins at 12:30 PM. , speakers begin approx. 1 PM 

The presentations for  2019-2020 season  will be as follows:

Here's a sneak peak at some of our exciting lineup of speakers for the 2019-2020 season. Check out more details later at
All meeting at held at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley unless otherwise stated . Meeting begins at 12:30, speaker begins at 1 PM

April 24, 2019
"Why Fly to Holland when you can Drive to Holland (and all about Tulips) by Marco Jurjevich, Holland Ridge Farms, NJ
Learn all you ever wanted to know about tulips from Holland Ridge Farm, who boast acres of over 1 million  spectacular tulips  in all colors during their gorgeous Spring Tulip Festival

May 22, 2019
"Introduction to Hyponic Growing" by Dominick Mack, BrightFarms, Yardley
BrightFarms uses the freshest local produce, delivered to your supermarket within 24 hours of harvest year-round, using sustainable growing methods. Find out about our own BrightFarms, located on Stony Hill Road, Yardley



Please let Karen Papastrat know via email or phone 215 630 6149 if you would like to reserve a spot.


The easiest way to find out about tours is to check our Facebook Events page. 
Wednesday May 1, 2019
Princeton University Campus Green Tour
Visitor Parking Lot 23 Faculty Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 Shuttle bus will bring us to Chapel for the guided tour
Carpool leaving Masonic Hall: 8:45am, Tour start time: 10:00am
Cost: $5.00 pp plus optional lunch at Triumph Brewery 138 Nassau St.
This is a guided tour of Main Campus grounds at Princeton University.  Focus of the tour includes trees, grounds, and plantings of this beautiful and vibrant campus.  Historical buildings will also be highlighted.
Please contact Karen Papistrat at 215 630 6149.   to register and let her know if you intend to car pool from the Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley at 8:45 AM , or if you will meet her at the Princeton University Visitor Parking Lot 23 , Faculty Rd, Princeton by  10 AM. payment is due one week prior to the tour. Non members ae welcome. Please contact Karen to register. Monday May 20, 2019 Garden Tour
Of the Woods, Hydrangea & Peony Farm
180 Gun Club Road
Barto, PA 19504
Carpool leaving  Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley at 9:15am, Tour start time: 10:30am , or meet us directly at Of The Woods Peony Farm , 180 Gun Club Rd, Barto, Pa by 10:30
Cost: approx. $5.00 pp plus optional lunch at Trails Inn Café, Bear Creek Resort. All non members are welcome to attend, registration to Karen Papastrat at 215 630 6149  and payment due one week before tour. Let Karen know if you will be meeting at the Lower Makefield Masonic Hall by 9:15 to Car Pool, or if you will be meeting her at the Peony Farm by 10:30 AM.
This is a private tour for "Peak Peony” viewing at the farm. Members can "tag their peony's for pickup in the fall.  A few peony's will be available for spring transplanting.  Lunch nearby at Bear Creek Resort.
Of the Woods, specializing in growing Peonies and Hydrangeas. The farm was planted in 2009. There are 40 different varieties of peonies translating into over 400 field grown plants. Red, White, and Pink garden peonies plus pink Tree peonies. There are 18 different varieties of hydrangeas planted, whites, light and dark blues, light and dark pinks, mopheads, lacecap, and oak leaf. Most are planted in the field. Some are potted for easy transportation home. . Blooming information will be posted in real time.on their Facebook Page Tuesday June 11, 2019
Hortulus Farm
60 Thompson Mill Road
Newtown PA 18940
Carpool leaving the Lower Makefield Masonic Hall , 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley at 9:45am, Tour start time 10:30am
You can meet us at the Masonic Hall at 9:45, or at Hortulus Farm by 10:30. You must  sign up by one week before,  call/text Karen  directly at 215-630-6149 and let her know where you will be meeting us. Payment is due one week before the tour.
Hope you can join us!  Karen Papastrat
  non members are welcome
Cost: $35.00 pp plus optional lunch at local restaurant TBD
HORTULUS FARM is a one hundred acre 18th century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst the beautiful, rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  The gardens were created by famed garden and event designer Renny Reynolds and noted garden author Jack Staub, and have been called both "one of Pennsylvania's secret treasures" and "a garden of world-class charm."  A longtime member of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, in 2015, Hortulus Farm was honored by being made the second-only-in-their-history Affiliate Garden of The Garden Conservancy, giving it major new national prominence.  The Hortulus Farm Foundation was created in 2000 to ensure that this historic property will continue to exist as a public place of tranquility and horticultural inspiration in perpetuity. 
This is a beautiful and historic property and right in our backyard! The fully guided tour includes a tour of the beautiful gardens, a tour of the Isaiah Warner House built between 11793-1830, two immense dairy barns, and the museum.