This, the oldest Horticultural Society at present existing in the United States, passed its fiftieth birthday on the 21st of December, and the occasion was taken to have a happy re-union of the members.

Three of the originators are still living, David Landreth, and Jeremiah and Moses Brown. The former still continus at the head of the great seed firm of that name, as active as many a younger man. and the last named still rides around enjoying the numerous beautiful hemlock hedges about Philadelphia, of which he is in a measure the father.