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Pop-Up Series: A Year at Brandywine Cottage – Tour 5 of 6: Late Fall in David Culp’s Garden, Downingtown, PA
Thursday, November 14, 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

Season – Late Fall (November

November is one of David’s favorite months. The words for November are leaves and bulbs. It is a time for respectfully gathering objects for winter wreaths and decorative containers. On milder days, there is time to plant woodies and admire the flowers of Hamamelis virginiana and fall/winter blooming Galanthus. [Photo by Rob Cardillo]

Season – Late Fall (November):

Thursday, November 14 (Rain Date November 15); 10 AM – 12 Noon

For this tour only ($20). Members only. Registration is now open, Click Here to register for this event. Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.



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]