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College Bicentennial

Hamilton College Bicentennial Celebration and A.P. Saunders Tree Peony Fest

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Grant Garden, Root Glen

Professor John O’Neill, co-chair of the Hamilton Bicentennial Committee, said a few words about the signing of the College Charter on May 26, 1812. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge and Lead Horticulturist Dan Rouillier presented a seminar on A.P. Saunders’ hybridization of his world-class peonies on College Hill from 1920-1940. Cake and light refreshments were served. Root Glen and Grant Garden tours concluded the festivities.

 

Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Terry Hawkridge begins the presentation on A.P. Saunders’ hybridization of his world-class peonies on College Hill from 1920-1940. <br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Bicentennial birthday cake commemorating the May 26, 1812 signing of the College Charter.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Professor John O’Neill, co-chair of the Hamilton Bicentennial Committee, and his wife Mary, cut the cake.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
An Age of Gold Peony sits in a water globe as cake is served during the celebration.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Matilda Terrel enjoys a piece of birthday cake.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Lead Horticulturist Dan Rouillier demonstrates how to plant a peony. <br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Patsy Couper W’44 poses among the peonies.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Visitors enjoy the Hemlock Enclosure of Root Glen.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
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