INTERESTED?  You must be a member to participate in club trips.  You can join the club in advance by filling out our membership form  and mailing your check to Elaine Barkan; the information and her address is on the form.  The check must be received prior to the event (or you can bring it and the membership form with you).

Springtime! The perfect time to enjoy a visit to Stoneleigh:  A Natural Garden in Villanova.  This conserved property gives you an opportunity to engage with nature and gardens on a more intimate scale, with ample opportunity to focus on what draws your eye.

Date/Time: Wednesday April 17, 2024 / 10am-1:30pm
Cost is $15 per person.

Location website:

Address: 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA 19085

We will meet at 10am in the parking lot at Stoneleigh, and then spread out to explore and photograph throughout the property.

Stoneleigh holds extraordinary trees, beautifully cultivated native plant gardens, an exceptional pergola, and a lovely cascading-edge water garden.

Bring your tripod and macro lens if you are looking for floral details, and wide-angle and telephoto lenses to capture your take on the expanse and fine features here.

A Tudor Revival style mansion, a family home built around 1900, sits elegantly with a sweeping view of the property.  We have arranged for a 45-minute tour of the mansion, which includes a peek at the residence pipe organ, followed by 45 minutes of photography opportunities indoors.


Following our visit, and depending on interest and timetables, some may choose to enjoy a lunch together in the Villanova area.

John will provide his cell phone number and additional details for those signing up for the outing.

Sharing a ride up and back makes for an enjoyable time with fellow members.  John can assist in coordinating car-pooling from the area for those who would like to do so.

In the event of an inclement weather forecast, we will communicate about an alternate date.

This trip is not sponsored by the Churchville Photography Club.  Participants assume all risks associated with attending this event.