Wyck

Take your group back in time to the colonial and Victorian eras with a trip to the historic Wyck house, garden and farm. The house, which features a library, furnishings, and various Quaker objects, belonged to the Wistar and Haines families from the 17th to the 20th century. Groups can tour the house, learn about the garden’s roses and visit the farmers market. Every Friday from June to Thanksgiving, Wyck offers free self-guided tours to allow groups to visit the farmers market. Visit the garden in May or June for a Celebration of the Roses Tour! Hands-on activities are available to younger visitors, and all programs are consistent with Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
 
Contact Info
Address: 6026 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-848-1690. Email: lfranklin@wyck.org. Website: www.wyck.org. Hrs: Thurs.-Sat. 12PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.

Botanical Gardens Fun Facts

Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow).

There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?)

The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (have campers figure out how big a bouquet would be).

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. A guided tour can help your campers discover interesting plant facts.