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Planting Your Colonial Garden

The Society will have a special guest at our next Society meeting, Thursday, May 22, 2008. Jenny Rose Carey will be presenting "Planting Your Colonial Garden".

Jenny Rose Carey is the Director of the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler.

Jenny Rose Carey graduated summa cum laude from Temple University in 2003 with an Associate of Science degree in Horticulture. After graduation, she continued her stay at the Ambler campus as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, teaching History of Landscape Architecture and Woody Plants II.

Born in London, England, Carey earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southampton University in 1981 and her graduate degree in Education from Oxford University in 1982. Carey brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to the director’s position with a background in research of historical Philadelphia gardens and women’s role in the development of gardens and horticultural styles in the early 20th century. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of horticulture topics ranging from trees to herbs.

As the director of the Arboretum, Carey works closely on improvement projects, including new designs for the gardens, irrigation, lighting, signage, tagging, and accessibility. She is also responsible for working with academic and administrative units to provide educational programs for the community in addition to supporting the curricula of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, and the use of the Arboretum and its facilities across academic disciplines.
We will be meeting in the Community Room on the lower level at the Skippack Township Building located on Heckler Road near the Skippack Elementary School. The Community Room is assessable from the rear of the Township Building.

This is a free presentation and all are welcome.

Skippack Village Springfest Raffle

We need help selling raffle tickets at $5.00 per ticket to support the Skippack Historical Society. Each five dollars is a donation to our work in historic restoration and education. The prizes range in value mostly from about $75.00 right up to a $550.00 Dollhouse. There is lovely jewelry, collector dolls, gift certificates to Skippack Sportsabilia and even Greens Fees for 4 to play at the 18 hole Skippack Golf Course. Even if you don't want or need a particular item, I bet you know someone who would love to win that prize.

You can pick up brochures and tickets to sell at Skip's garage in Skippack, contact Abigail Ray at, or you can buy tickets at our booth on the sidewalk in front of the "From The Past" store on the event days, May 10th and 11th from 10am to 5pm.

Visit one of the following stores right now or this weekend in the village of Skippack to see the items:
A - Skippack Village Consignment Shop
B - Amelia's
C - Dream Catchers
D - Le Bon Sac
E - Carolyn's Creative Stitchery
F - From The Past
G - Passionflowers

Also gift certificates from the following:
Skippack Sportsabilia
Skippack Sportsabilia
Award Printing
Skippack Golf Course
Justin's Carriage House
Tommy Mo's

Visit our website at to learn more and view/print raffle brochure.



Here are a couple of examples of the 24 items available to win.