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Victorian Parlor Series: Historical Botany

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

VPS: Historical Botany
A Collaboration with Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Sponsored by Hopkins Road Animal Hospital

Saturday, July 13 2019
10 AM – 1 PM


Calling all plant lovers!

As part of our Victorian Parlor Series, we’ll dive into the world of Victorian houseplants, Pteridomania, Wardian cases, how the Parlor Palm got its name, and more!

This progressive program will begin with a lecture at the Ciener Botanical Garden, presented by Adrienne Roethling (Director of Curation) and Josh Williams (Garden Manager) focusing on their research of historical photos of Körner’s Folly interiors.  We’ll learn about which houseplants were used in Victorian home decorating and why, as well as the fascinating botanical trends of the era.

Then we’ll move down the street to Körner’s Folly for a flora-focused tour of the historic house museum highlighting architectural details, paintings, and objects, as well as the location and varieties of the Körner family’s favorite plants. The program will conclude with  Tea & Scones in the elegant Reception Room from popular Kernersville lunch spot Mae’s Vintage Kitchen.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Children (Under 18) and include the lecture, house tour, and refreshments. This event is rain or shine; tickets are non-refundable.  The event is now SOLD OUT! No tickets will be sold at the door, stay tuned for more exciting Victorian Parlor Series Events.



July 13, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Körner’s Folly
(336) 996-7922


Korner’s Folly
413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284 United States
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(336) 996-7922