PHS Meadowbrook Farm is a 25-acre property bequeathed to the organization in 2004 by the late J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. Pennock, an avid gardener, lived with his wife at the property through the 1900s, and was a PHS fixture as both judge and participant at the Philadelphia Flower Show. In his role at Meadowbrook Farm, Scott will lead a team of devoted public horticulture professionals committed to sharing the property’s beauty with all people, guided by PHS’s belief that gardening, and horticulture belong to everyone. He will manage and lead operations including strategic planning; garden and grounds management; community outreach; and activation of educational programming and events.
The public garden is free and open to the public April through October. The 19 distinct gardens at Meadowbrook Farm are re-imagined each year, highlighting seasonal interest, and serving as a natural habitat for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Visitors can enjoy spectacular plantings throughout the property, educational programs, and a curated shopping experience designed to spark an interest in gardening at every level.
“PHS is thrilled to have Daniel Scott leading Meadowbrook Farm. His innovative vision for the future of this public garden will bring new horticultural concepts to life and enhance the visitor experience,” says Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture for PHS.
Scott comes to PHS from the American Horticultural Society (AHS), where he was Director of Horticulture and managed River Farm, a 27-acre public garden in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to AHS, Scott was the Historic Landscape Manager at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, where he managed historic and non-historic landscapes and gardens with an annual visitation of 1.1 million people.