National Geographic : 1935 Jul
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd LUXURIANT BANKS OF FLOWERS RISE HIGHER THAN A MAN'S HEAD IN A PHILADELPHIA SUBURBAN GARDEN In creating such a horticultural triumph, due attention has been paid to the familiar couplet: "This rule ingardening ne'er forget, tosow dry and set wet. Pennsylvania takes scientific as well as esthetic pride in her delightful gardens. In Philadelphia in 1728 the first botanical garden inNorth America was founded by John Bartram, who has been called the " father of modern botany." He traveled through Georgia and Florida asabotanist toKing George III of England.