The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been awarded a $1M Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to make capital improvements at its Meadowbrook Farm in Abington Township over the winter.
The late J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. bequeathed Meadowbrook Farm, a 25-acre property, to PHS in 2003 and this award will allow PHS to make capital improvements, produce horticultural-related programs and events, and increase visitor capacity and experience.
PHS welcomes seasonal guests to Meadowbrook from April – October to enjoy the spectacular plantings throughout the property as well as a host of educational programs.
The 19 garden rooms at Meadowbrook Farm are maintained each year by PHS’s renowned horticulture professionals and serving as a habitat for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
“At any time and especially now, PHS Meadowbrook Farm offers visitors a unique outdoor horticultural experience that is uplifting and vital,” said Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture.
“Green spaces that allow people an opportunity to experience the natural world, to learn about nature, our ecology, and how vital conservation is, are invaluable,” said PA State Representative Ben Sanchez D-Montgomery.
“Meadowbrook Farm is one of those beautiful spaces that allows us to make the connection with our environment, and when you see the beauty in our environment, you can’t help but want to preserve it. I’m grateful the Commonwealth has made this investment in Meadowbrook Farm for all to enjoy.”
The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people.
Learn more about the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant here.