The Frederick R. Koch Foundation


Chatham Baroque

invite you to explore

Elm Court In Bloom

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Join us for a festive change of seasons at The Frederick R. Koch Foundation’s Elm Court in Butler, PA

Hear a lively performance by Chatham Baroque
Immerse yourself in the extensive grounds and gardens
Enjoy sumptuous food and beverages
Be surrounded by the elegance of Elm Court’s Tudor architecture
Experience the exquisite acoustics of the intimate recital hall

You and your friends are invited to join us for the unique opportunity to enjoy the splendors of Elm Court while supporting the programs of Chatham Baroque.

Elm Court in Bloom

Bulter, PA • Saturday, June 15th
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The day consists of a progressive tour of Elm Court’s grounds and gardens including docent-led discussion about the estate’s exterior architecture and bronze sculptures, followed by an intimate concert by Chatham Baroque’s Andrew Fouts, Patricia Halverson, and Scott Pauley, with special guest Danny Mallon. The afternoon concludes with an al fresco reception prepared by Elm Court’s talented chef.

$225 donation per person

Chatham Baroque is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Is your party larger than 7 people? Please contact

RSVP today using the form on this page!

Garden party attire, with appropriate walking shoes.
Elm Court grounds and recital hall are not wheelchair accessible.

Private event with limited capacity. Please make your reservations today.

Onsite parking will not be available for this event. Admission includes either round-trip charter bus service from Pittsburgh-Shadyside* to Elm Court or round-trip shuttle bus ride from Butler, PA** to Elm Court.

*Pittsburgh charter bus service departs at 1:15 PM and returns at 6:30 PM.
**Butler, PA shuttle buses run 30 minutes prior to and following event.


Elm Court is often noted as one of America’s most spectacular private homes


Elm Court in Bloom Schedule

1:15 PM
Charter bus departs Pittsburgh-Shadyside

2:00 PM
Shuttle bus pick-ups begin in Butler, PA

2:30 PM
Welcome in the Courtyard

3:00 PM
Elm Court in Bloom begins, includes progressive grounds and garden tour, architecture talk and tour, and concert by Chatham Baroque

4:30 PM
al fresco reception on terrace

5:30 PM
Charter bus departs for Pittsburgh
Shuttle bus drop-offs begin in Butler, PA

Registration Form

About Elm Court

Elm Court is a private 40-room residence designed in the Elizabethan-Tudor-Gothic style by Pittsburgh architect, Benno Janssen. The house was commissioned by Benjamin D. Phillips, then president of the T.W. Phillips Gas & Oil Co. and built in 1928-1931

Elm Court was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and remained in the extended Phillips family until 1983. It was then acquired by philanthropist and collector, Frederick R. Koch who began a 10+ year restoration and expansion of the house.

The estate is sited on a hilly 16-acre park designed to make use of the property’s natural contours. A series of interlocking paths, terraces, and fountains overlook the landscape and are dominant design elements.

About The Frederick R. Koch Foundation

The Frederick R. Koch Foundation’s mission is to support and inspire the study and appreciation of classical music, theater and film, literature, fine art, photography, the decorative arts, architecture, garden design, cultural history, and the arts and humanities.

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