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A Year at Brandywine Cottage with David Culp

Mar 23rd @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Saturday, March 23 from 11 am – 12pm


A Year at Brandywine Cottage with David Culp

Join us for a lecture with acclaimed author and horticulturist David Culp as he takes us through the Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty, and Blooms, drawing inspiration from his renowned book, A Year at Brandywine Cottage. Culp will delve into the unique concept of six distinct seasons in the garden.

As the curator of the stunning Brandywine Cottage gardens, David Culp will share his wealth of knowledge, offering practical insights, gardening tips, and a deeper understanding of how to create a garden that evolves and thrives throughout the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by the seasons as you embark on a transformative journey into the world of horticulture with one of the industry’s most respected figures.

As an added bonus, Culp will give Homestead Gardens customers a sneak peek into his brand new line of locally grown perennials, Brandywine Cottage, exclusively grown by Cavano’s Perennials and available at all Homestead Gardens retail locations in 2024.

Your lecture admission includes a FREE copy of A Year at Brandywine Cottage. David will also be offering a book signing to follow the lecture


About your instructor: David Culp

David Culp is the creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. David has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for more than 25 years. Articles on David have appeared in Gardens Illustrated, Horticulture Magazine, and numerous other publications. He is the Principle of David L. Culp Designs and Owner of Brandywine Snowdrops.

David is a former contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and served as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hardy Plant Society. David is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cavano’s Perennials in Kingsville, MD. He is the author of the book The Layered Garden published by Timber Press. David is a herbaceous perennials instructor at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

David has developed the Brandywine Hybrid strain of hellebores and was recently cited in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on snowdrops. His garden has been featured several times in Martha Stewart Living and on HGTV. Brandywine Cottage is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Gardens.

He is a recipient of many awards including the 2014 Garden Media Award from the Perennial Plant Association and the Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. He has also been awarded the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Award of Merit, as well as others. He serves on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Societies Gold Medal Plant Selection Committee.


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