The Garden Party at Andalusia

Saturday, May 6, 2023

2023 Garden Party details are coming soon.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Garden Party. Despite the weather, the event went on as scheduled, and everyone had an enjoyable evening under the heated tent!

Each year, friends and guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and breathtaking blooms at Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum during our Garden Party fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Annual Fund of The Andalusia Foundation, the nonprofit that works to preserve the gardens and buildings of this National Historic Landmark.

Andalusia Garden Party


This year’s special honoree was Jenny Rose Carey. Jenny is a renowned gardener, educator, historian, and author, and the former senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown.

She previously worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum.

Jenny Rose has been lecturing nationally and internationally for many years. She is an avid hands-on gardener who has gardened in both England and the United States. Her Victorian property, Northview, contains diverse garden spaces, including a cutting garden, an herb garden, a dry garden, and various mixed flower beds. Jenny Rose and her gardens have been featured on the PBS series The Victory Garden, in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Grow magazine, and The Pennsylvania Gardener. Jenny is a former Trustee of Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum and served on its Horticultural Committee.

During our 2022 event, Jenny Rose Carey received the inaugural Letitia Glenn Biddle Society Award! This new society honors those who advance the enduring legacy of horticulture, which affects all our sensibilities and well-being, particularly those who have made contributions in one or more of the following categories so valued by Letitia Glenn Biddle herself:

  1. Land stewardship
  2. The art and craft of horticulture and design
  3. Horticulture education
  4. The fostering of opportunities for professionals working in the field of horticulture


Many thanks to all the 2022 Garden Party Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsor:

  • WSFS Bank

Presenting Sponsor:

  • UBS/Bill McLaughlin & Judy Xie

Patron Sponsors:

  • Jamie & Kristin Biddle
  • George & Victoria Coates
  • Amy & Putnam Coes
  • Sam & Kate Earle
  • June & Hank Smith
  • Richard Snowden & Fred Holzerman
  • Laura & David Thayer

Contributing Sponsors:

  • Broadpath/Gretchen Roede
  • Don & Linda Caldwell
  • Jenny Rose & Augustus Carey
  • Suzanne & Adam Ciongoli
  • Ron Fenstermacher, Jr. PC
  • Peter & Laura Johnson
  • First Trust Portfolios
  • Fox Rothschild, LLP
  • John & Franny Glomb
  • Al & Heather Murphy
  • Mark & Wendie Steffens
  • Dale Van Sant

Community Sponsors:

  • Glen Foerd
  • Sally Francis & Tom Connelly


Photo gallery is from the 2022 Garden Party – Photo Credits: Janet Ingersoll Carey


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