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Conveniently located just north of Philadelphia in Abington Township, is our grand estate featuring a retail nursery and gift shop.

We look forward to welcoming you to PHS Meadowbrook Farm


Shop with PHS online, at the Flower Show, or at Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, PA.

The PHS Meadowbrook Farm estate house and surrounding gardens are carefully maintained to preserve the legacy of J. Liddon Pennock Jr.

Gardening is a major commitment, so allow PHS Meadowbrook Farm to assist with the “chores.”

 
Test Your Soil
 
 
Knowing the acidity or alkalinity of your garden soil is an important step in growing healthy plants that thrive.

The soil pH scale runs from 0-14.  Most plants grow best in a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.8.  There are always exceptions to that rule though, and your oaks and rhododendrons are two of them. They prefer a pH of 4.5 to 5.5.

Have you had your soil tested lately? Or ever? Good news, PHS Meadowbrook Farm now offers free soil pH testing services.

Here are quick and easy directions for taking a sample so that we can give you a timely and accurate result.

Dig down into the soil (below your mulch, if using) 4 to 6 inches in several different places in the area to be tested. If the soil all appears to be the same color and texture, take two tablespoons from each area. (Do not use a metal container to gather samples, use a bag.) Spread it out on a sheet of newspaper overnight to dry. Once dried, mix all the samples together in a plastic bag and bring it to us.

Depending on what you are trying to grow, we can tell you if you need to raise the pH by adding dolomitic limestone or lower the pH by adding sulfur. These products are available at PHS Meadowbrook Farm.

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EVENTS
Autumn Plant Sale at Meadowbrook Farm Kick off fall in the company of fellow plant enthusiasts as we prepare for the cool weather of autumn. Enjoy special offers on plants, talk to the knowledgeable staff about why September is one of the best times to plant trees, and watch demonstrations on planting an autumn container garden. Sep 12, 2015 10:00 AM
Member Mondays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm This series of different programs and events will be hosted at the peaceful garden at PHS Meadowbrook Farm and led by a PHS staff member or volunteer. Sep 14, 2015 11:00 AM
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