May 17, 2013 8:00 AM - May 17, 2013 5:00 PM
Civic Horticulture Conference
The Civic Horticulture conference will examine Philadelphia’s use of horticulture and what that portends for the future of the city and in other cities. We will examine issues through multiple lenses – health/lifestyle, environment, economy and sense of place – but this conference is unique in putting plants first as a tool for developing holistic stewardship criteria.
Jun 3, 2013 5:59 PM - Jun 17, 2013 6:59 PM
Treasures of the PHS McLean Library
Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler and Janet Evans will conduct a three-part course on art in botany and horticulture, with stunning examples from eighteenth through nineteenth-century rare books, prints, and catalogs from the PHS McLean Library.
Jun 13, 2013 6:00 PM - Jun 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Walk: Native Shade Plants
We will explore a range of beautiful native plants, from mosses and ferns to perennials, shrubs, and understory trees that thrive in shade, as well in various conditions and light levels.
Jun 19, 2013 10:00 AM - Jun 19, 2013 12:00 PM
In the Garden: Mill Fleurs
Discover Mill Fleurs, the home of Barbara and Robert Tiffany and a seemingly-idyllic 10-acre setting on the often-raging Tohickon Creek. Dramatic rocky woodland slopes and streambank gardens are home to unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials
Jun 20, 2013 6:00 PM - Jun 20, 2013 8:00 PM
Chanticleer Walk: Ornamental Vegetables in the Garden and in Containers
Whether you have a large space or a few containers, Emma Seniuk will lead a tour of Chanticleer’s popular vegetable garden, highlighting the latest edible beauties, arranged in designs to please the eye as well as the palate.
Jun 26, 2013 8:30 AM - Jun 27, 2013 1:00 PM
PHS Green City Teachers: Summer Training
Designed for educators interested in school gardening, this two-session course will cover how to design, build, and maintain a year-round school garden. Topics include classroom activities, involving the community, getting kids outdoors, and working with administrators, as well as plenty of hands-on activities. Participants will help build an outdoor school garden. Act 48 credit is available.
Jun 26, 2013 6:00 PM - Jun 26, 2013 8:00 PM
Fern Walk at Chanticleer: From Deep Woods to Blazing Sun
Ranging from a few inches to 5 to 6 feet in height and thriving in a variety of growing conditions—including light levels, moisture, and soil acidity—they enhance any garden as both feature and companion plants. Przemek Walczak will lead a walk and discuss their uses, sources, and anything else on your mind.
Jul 17, 2013 6:00 PM - Jul 17, 2013 8:00 PM
Chanticleer Workshop: Make Your Own Garden Chair
Join Dan Benarcik for a hands-on workshop to build a garden chair. Using red cedar and stainless steel hardware, you will create a durable, useful, and handsome outdoor chair at a significant discount from the retail price.