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    • Secret Gardens Artwork by Celeste Funari-Muse ‘21

      Secret Gardens Artwork by Celeste Funari-Muse ‘21

Committee

Event Chair 
Elizabeth Cavanaugh-Kerr

Vice Chair of Publicity
Michele Seidman
 
Mary Abood
Michele Allman
Susan Ballas
Julie Becher
Melissa Bergen
Larisa Bevan
Laura Bradlow
Susan Bryan
Wendy Burwell
Sheryl Durham
Judy Edinger
Elizabeth Evert
Alyson Ford
Eliza Foulke
Janet Gervais
Lisa Gillin
Mary Jacobs Gorrell
Tiffany Green
Lisa Gresh
Lindsay Haberman
Stacey Helmers
Arlene Hockfield
Aina Horton
Tomika Jester
Pamela Kim
Jennifer Leach
Nicole A. Lee
Jiajia Liu
Rabia Malik-Mian
Catherine McLaughlin
David Medina
Abby Mezrow
Christal Mockenhaupt
Elizabeth A. Norris
Nina Panzer
Emily Rauch
Sherita Rooney
Elizabeth Rosenbaum
Mary Rouse-Terlevich ‘86
Moira Rubino
Amy Shoumer
Nicole Swartz
Christine Sweetman
MariaStella Thorogood
Rumiana Tsvetkov
Michele Turner
Amanda Ulrich
Linda Van Horn
Anne Vasquez
Kami H. Verne
Lauren Waldron
Lura Coleman Wampler ’56
Kate Welch
Jennifer Wermuth
Jess Wingerter
Laura Wrightson
Shipley Sprouts
For decades, Shipley has been connecting young people with the beauty and joy of plants and horticulture: 
Shipley Sprouts, the school’s renowned high school horticulture club, was established in 1974. The program focuses primarily on learning to grow and propagate plants, while also introducing the concepts of horticulture design, food production, and environmental issues. Students spend the year preparing container gardens, flowering bulbs, and miniature landscapes for entry in the Philadelphia Flower Show competition.  
 

Year in Review - Sprouts
From beginning their year planting bulbs, to participating in our annual Greening of the School in December, to preparing for the PHS Flower Show our Shipley Sprouts are always busy through the year. At this year’s PHS Flower Show, they were awarded 108 ribbons, including 24 blue (1st place) ribbons, and a special award: the PHS “Best of the Blues” for their Pocket Garden entry.

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Bettina “Tina” Rovito Bemis ’81: Cultivating a Flourishing Career

Shipley alumna Bettina “Tina” Rovito Bemis ’81 has made quite a name for herself as a floriculturist and ornamental horticulturist. Combining business savvy with her passion for plants—a passion that was first cultivated in Shipley’s greenhouse with the Sprouts—Bemis attributes her success to caring deeply about the experience of her customers and to forging her own path and standing out in a crowded marketplace. Read the full story.

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  • Secret Gardens Update

    In response to the coronavirus and the CDC’s recommendations, the 46th Annual Secret Gardens Tour will be canceled for 2020.

    Please mark your calendar to join us for the 47th Annual Secret Gardens Tour on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.