With a 150-year history as a private estate, Stoneleigh: a natural garden became one of the newest public gardens in the Philadelphia region in 2018.  Informed by the growing understanding of the connectedness of all living things, a vision emerged during the transition: to reimagine a historical landscape as an ecologically vibrant wonderland of native plants.  Join Ethan as he highlights Stoneleigh’s journey told through its native woody plant collection, which has grown by more than 700 different varieties in the last five years..

Speaker: Ethan Kauffman

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With a 150-year history as a private estate, Stoneleigh: a natural garden became one of the newest public gardens in the Philadelphia region in 2018. Informed by the growing understanding of the connectedness of all living things, a vision emerged during the transition: to reimagine a historical landscape as an ecologically vibrant wonderland of native plants. Join Ethan as he highlights Stoneleigh’s journey told through its native woody plant collection, which has grown by more than 700 different varieties in the last five years.