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Brandywine Cottage Drive On Your Own Trip

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Trips are a member benefit; to learn more about becoming an Associate of the Scott Arboretum, click here.

Brandywine Cottage is David Culp’s beloved 2-acre Downingtown, Pennsylvania garden where he has mastered the design technique of layering: inter-planting many different species in the same area so that as one plant passes its peak, another takes over. It is a stunning garden in every season and we will be visiting when the hellebores, snowdrops, and early daffodils are on display. Brandywine Cottage is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens. Check out this article in the Washington Post featuring David Culp and his beautiful garden. 

A member of the Scott Arboretum, David Culp has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 25 years, and he is the author of two exquisite books, The Layered Garden and A Year at Brandywine Cottage. He is the Principle of David L. Culp Designs, the owner of Brandywine Snowdrops, and the herbaceous perennials instructor at Longwood Gardens. This is really only a short list of all that David has accomplished and is a part of! He will be with us during this visit to walk us through the garden, sharing plant stories and information along the way.


RAIN DATE: Please also reserve Wednesday, March 29 from 10 am to 12 pm on your calendar. Refunds will not be given if you can’t make the rain date.

Become a member of the Associates of the Scott Arboretum to attend trips. 

Important information about this event. Thank you for reading before registering:

  • This trip is limited to 25 members of the Associates of the Scott Arboretum.
  • Online payment is required to register. No checks or cash will be accepted.
  • Reserve Wednesday, March 29 from 10 am to 12 pm on your calendar as the rain date. Refunds will not be given if you can’t make the rain date.
  • Non-vaccinated participants are asked to wear a mask.
  • Restrooms will not be available.
  • The address and parking instructions will be emailed to participants the week of the trip. 
  • Please be sure to bring your own water – no food or beverages will be served at the garden.



March 22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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