Burpee's Fordhook Open Day

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Burpee Fest – Big Ideas Under A Big Tent.
An American Gardening Rally

Save The Date- Saturday, August 15, 2015

Burpee August Garden Open

Where: Burpee’s Historic Fordhook Farm
105 New Britain Road Doylestown, PA 18901

When: Saturday, August 15th.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Admission Is Free
Gardens and grounds will be open for self-guided tours.
Burpee experts will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.


Special Events Schedule:
Under The Big Tent Symposium
9:30 – Welcome and Introduction by George Ball, Burpee CEO
9:40 – Rallying Address by Barbara Damrosch, Author, farmer and Washington Post columnist
10:15 – Issues Alert For All Gardeners:  Award-winning journalist and Mother Jones writer and  blogger Tom Philpott tackles tough issues for gardeners, from GMOs to hybrids to pollinator population decline
10:35 – Burpee Trend Forecast:  Simon Crawford, Burpee’s Britain-based horticulturist provides a sneak peek into top-secret innovations for 2016 and beyond.
10:55 – Burpee Trend Forecast:  Henk van der Velde, Burpee’s expert plant breeder, travels from
his native Holland to unveil the newest stars for 2016 and beyond.
11:15 – Panel Q & A:  George Ball moderates our panel of experts to tackle top obstacles and opportunities for today’s gardeners.
11:30 – Open Q & A with audience participation
11:45 – Refreshments available.
11:45 – Tour Burpee’s many gardens.

12:30 – Building Pollinator Habitat Demonstration in The Happiness Garden  --  Presented by Burpee horticulturist Venelin Dimitrov. See how important our polliantors are and why it is so important to address their alarming decline.
1:30 – Vegetable Innovation Display  --  Presented by Burpee horticulturist Chelsey Fields. Be the first to see the new 2016 introductions as well as Burpee’s recent superstars.  

Gardens and grounds will be open for self-guided tours.

Burpee experts will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions.


Note: Some of the gardens are not Handicap-accessible.
Event held rain or shine.



Fordhook Open Speakers

George Ball - Burpee Chairman & CEO

Barbara Damrosch - Author and Organic farmer, Washington Post columnist

Gabe Kennedy- 2015 Season Three winner ABC's "The Taste" TV Show

Tom Philpott - Journalist farmer, blogger Mother Jones writer

Mike McGrath - "You Bet Your Garden" show

Rob Cardillo - Nationally recognized horticulture photographer


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