PennDesign Alumni Association Garden Party

PennDesign Alumni Association Garden Party

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Burko-Ryan Residence, 7690 Tohickon Hill Rd, Point Pleasant, PA 18950

“The Hammerstone”, a Paleolithic dig site and garden is a work in progress. In 2002 Diane Burko and Richard Ryan purchased a three-acre country garden with two log homes built in 1976 and specimen plantings.  Work in the garden and subsequent research revealed an ancient quarry site.  Originally excavated by Henry Mercer in 1893, it is now a site of active discovery and experimentation.  Bounded by three water courses, the Delaware River, the Tohickon Creek and Geddes Run, the argillite quarry contains early Jurassic, 200 million-year old fossils as well as four-thousand year old stone tools.  Work on the site is transforming the past into the present and future possibilities.
We’ll gather together for drinks and hors d'oeuvres and a hosted garden tour.  Families are welcomed and encouraged to tour Bucks County for the day. Local activities include tubing on the Delaware, The Mercer Museum, The Michener Museum, The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, The Bucks County Children’s Museum, and more!
Registration Required. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children are free.

Questions? Call The PennDesign alumni office, (215) 746-3167.


The PennDesign Alumni Association (PDAA) is here to be a professional, creative, and social resource to each of our 10,000 members.  The PDAA aims to support and strengthen the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design by increasing communication amongst graduates from all departments and their friends, by offering counsel to its leadership, by assisting with fundraising on its behalf, and by connecting alumni from its various departments with the professional disciplines which its graduates profess.