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Pop-Up Series: A Year at Brandywine Cottage – Tour 4 of 6: Early Fall in David Culp’s Garden, Downingtown, PA
Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

A Year at Brandywine Cottage:
Tours of David Culp’s Garden through the Six Seasons
in Downingtown, PA

Season – Early Fall (September/October)


In September the light changes, creating more shadows. The lobelias are blooming and the colchicums emerge. Sedums and September go together as well. By October, the colors of fall add drama, and seeds and berries are seasonal accents, along with gourds, pumpkins, and acorns. This is also a time of bulb planting, and the meadow is glorious. [Photo by Rob Cardillo]

Season – Early Fall (September/October):

Wednesday, September 25 (Rain Date September 26); 10 AM – 12 Noon

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A Year at Brandywine Cottage:
Tours of David Culp’s Garden through the Six Seasons

A Series of Six Seasonal Tours


Details for the entire series of 6 tours below.

(For individual tour descriptions, click on the other tour dates in the Event Calendar.)

The Entire Series of 6 Tours ($80) is full.  Members only. 


We are delighted to offer a series of visits to David Culp’s famous Brandywine Cottage in 2024. The timing of the visits will reflect the six seasons as described in his award-winning book, A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty, and Blooms. Dates for all six tours are shown below. [Photo by Rob Cardillo]


Your Tour Guide – David Culp:

David Culp, a founding member of the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, has spent more than 30 years creating a sensational year-round garden that provides an abundance of joy. If you have read his book, you know that his garden is more than, well, a garden. It is about making our place in the natural world and enjoying the changing of the seasons. As he points out, we do not live in a static world, and gardens are not a static art form. Through this series, David will guide us to see more clearly the subtle seasonal transitions. By looking closer, we can learn how to create beauty and build a habitat for ourselves in the garden.

For additional information on David, and his books, go to https://www.davidlculp.com/.


Tour Dates (all at 10 AM – 12 Noon):

Season – Early Spring (February March): Monday, March 11 (Rain Date March 12)

Season – Late Spring (April/May/June): Monday, April 29 (Rain Date April 30)

Season – Summer (July/August): Tuesday, July 2 (Rain Date July 3)

Season – Early Fall (September/October): Wednesday, September 25 (Rain Date Sept. 26)

Season – Late Fall (November): Thursday, November 14 (Rain Date Nov.15)

Season – Winter (December/January): Tuesday, December 17 (Rain/Snow Date Dec. 18)


This series of in-person tours is open to Members Only. Registration is required. Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.

For the entire 6-tour series, the fee is $80 per person; limit of 20 registrants. A limited number of spots (10) will be available for each individual date; cost is $20 per person.

Important Info regarding registration: Please make sure you hit the "finish" button after registering on-line. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then the registration process was not completed.

Address and parking directions will be sent to all registrants in their confirmation email.

Contact: Nora Sirbaugh, [email protected]