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Events
 
 
PHS hosts a variety of events throughout the year, offering something for everyone.

 

From the famed PHS Philadelphia Flower Show to the family-friendly Fall Garden Festival, PHS takes pride in its array of events. Workshops, lectures, multi-day seminars are more are also available. When applicable, PHS members receive discounts on events, including the popular PECO Green Roof Tours.

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PHS/PWD Rain Check Program
Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM - Jun 17, 2015 1:00 PM

PHS/PWD Rain Check Program

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have stormwater management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price.
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PHS/PWD Rain Check Program
Sep 18, 2014 5:30 PM - Jun 18, 2015 6:30 PM

PHS/PWD Rain Check Program

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have stormwater management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price.
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Stories from the Garden
Oct 2, 2014 5:45 PM - Jun 4, 2015 7:45 PM

Stories from the Garden

PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group
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Rewind : 20 Years of Flower Shows at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Jan 12, 2015 9:30 AM - Mar 31, 2015 5:00 PM

Rewind : 20 Years of Flower Shows at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

This exhibit at the PHS McLean Library is a photo retrospective featuring past Flower Show stars as well as a cast of thousands of volunteers in supporting roles.
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Fungi in the Garden
Jan 20, 2015 6:30 PM - Feb 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Fungi in the Garden

This six-session course will look at a few groups of fungi, from among the hundreds of thousands that exist, that are particularly important to plants and to people who are interested in plants.
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Weed Science
Jan 28, 2015 1:30 PM - Mar 11, 2015 3:30 PM

Weed Science

Learn about common weeds like crabgrass, poison ivy, and ragweed, and recent invasive species like mile-a-minute, Japanese stilt grass, and giant knotweed.
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Contemporary Botanical Illustration
Feb 5, 2015 1:00 PM - Mar 26, 2015 4:00 PM

Contemporary Botanical Illustration

Develop line drawing and watercolor techniques to create highly detailed and accurate botanical paintings.
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Tree Care Update
Mar 5, 2015 8:45 AM - Mar 5, 2015 3:00 PM

Tree Care Update

Bartlett Tree Experts and PHS are co-sponsoring Tree Care Update, an annual seminar for tree professionals and all those committed to planting and preserving trees.
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Campus Philly’s Open Arts College Night
Mar 5, 2015 4:00 PM - Mar 5, 2015 7:00 PM

Campus Philly’s Open Arts College Night

This evening for college students will take place at the PHS Pop Up Garden at the Backlot. Movies, music, entertainment and giveaways will be part of this new event. Special ticket pricing is available for students.
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Fido Friday
Mar 6, 2015 6:00 PM - Mar 6, 2015 9:00 PM

Fido Friday

Four-legged friends and their owners are invited to the first-ever “Fido Friday” on March 6. The evening will include a canine fashion show and a walk on the red carpet with photo ops.
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Cinderella Sunday
Mar 8, 2015 8:00 AM - Mar 8, 2015 6:00 PM

Cinderella Sunday

Princesses and princes of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite Disney royalty and walk the red carpet on March 8.
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Community Read Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mar 10, 2015 5:45 PM - Mar 10, 2015 7:45 PM

Community Read Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

This second annual Community Read, in partnership with Longwood Gardens, join us in a free discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass; Indigenous Wisdon, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
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Starting Seeds & Getting Ready for Spring
Mar 14, 2015 10:00 AM - Mar 14, 2015 12:30 PM

Starting Seeds & Getting Ready for Spring

Get the jump on Spring! Season extenders, garden planning, starting seeds indoors and out. Participants will take home a kit to start seeds appropriate to the season.
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PHS Members
Mar 14, 2015 10:00 AM - Mar 14, 2015 5:00 PM

PHS Members' Only Post-Flower Show Plant Sale

Select plants from the Show's Entrance Garden will be available for purchase on March 14. Must be a current PHS member to participate, so don't forget to bring your membership card.
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Garden Tenders Basic Training
Mar 19, 2015 6:00 PM - Apr 30, 2015 8:30 PM

Garden Tenders Basic Training

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others. This is a six-session course.
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Gardening for Beginners
Mar 21, 2015 9:30 AM - Mar 28, 2015 12:00 PM

Gardening for Beginners

This two class course will teach you the basic foundation of gardening and will take you well on your way to the green thumb you have always wanted!
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Painting Flowers and Plants with Watercolor
Mar 31, 2015 10:00 AM - May 19, 2015 1:00 PM

Painting Flowers and Plants with Watercolor

Taught by Eileen Rosen, the class covers color mixing, creating a personal color journal, and mastering specific painting techniques to achieve realistic results.
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Member Mondays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm
Apr 6, 2015 11:00 AM - Jun 29, 2015 12:00 PM

Member Mondays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm

This series of different programs and events will be hosted at the peaceful garden at PHS Meadowbrook Farm and led by a PHS staff member or volunteer.
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Get to Know the PHS McLean Library (Daytime Session)
Apr 6, 2015 12:00 PM - Jun 1, 2015 1:00 PM

Get to Know the PHS McLean Library (Daytime Session)

Did you know your PHS membership card gives you access to thousands of books in the McLean library? Stop by the McLean library on any of these lunch time programs.
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Get to Know the PHS McLean Library (Evening Session)
Apr 7, 2015 5:30 PM - Apr 28, 2015 6:30 PM

Get to Know the PHS McLean Library (Evening Session)

Did you know your PHS membership card gives you access to thousands of books in the McLean library? Stop by the McLean library on any of these evening programs.
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The Eugene and Marie-Louise Jackson Lecture Series: Design Principles for Sustainable Gardens
Apr 12, 2015 2:00 PM - Apr 12, 2015 3:00 PM

The Eugene and Marie-Louise Jackson Lecture Series: Design Principles for Sustainable Gardens

This program will outline a number of design techniques that will simultaneously help Mother Earth and provide a more attractive garden for year-round enjoyment!
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Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training
Apr 16, 2015 5:59 PM - Apr 30, 2015 8:59 PM

Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

During three energetic sessions learn the basics of tree planting and care including tree biology, identification, stresses, planting , pruning and root care.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Propagation: Starting from Seeds and Cuttings
Apr 18, 2015 9:00 AM - Apr 18, 2015 11:30 AM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Propagation: Starting from Seeds and Cuttings

Chanticleer Horticulturist Emma Seniuk will demonstrate how effective propagation can prepare your garden to be beautiful and bodacious all season.
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PECO Green Roof Tour
Apr 21, 2015 5:00 PM - Oct 20, 2015 6:00 PM

PECO Green Roof Tour

The 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, features feet, features an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Organic Vegetable Gardening
Apr 22, 2015 5:00 PM - Apr 22, 2015 7:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Organic Vegetable Gardening

Learn the basics of starting an organic vegetable garden this spring with David Mattern, Chanticleer Assistant Horticulturist, who will walk you through vegetable production in varying stages throughout the garden.
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En Plein Air: Ceramic Sculpting in the Garden
Apr 25, 2015 1:00 PM - Apr 25, 2015 3:00 PM

En Plein Air: Ceramic Sculpting in the Garden

Artist Karen Singer will inspire you to create an original raised-relief ceramic tile based on direct observation in the stunning gardens at Meadowbrook Farm.
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Guided Tours of the Barnes Arboretum
May 1, 2015 1:00 PM - Oct 31, 2015 2:00 PM

Guided Tours of the Barnes Arboretum

Get a glimpse into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Barnes at their original estate and garden in Merion, PA.
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Barnes Arboretum Plant Sale
May 2, 2015 8:30 AM - May 2, 2015 2:00 PM

Barnes Arboretum Plant Sale

Join us for the annual plant sale, featuring rare trees and shrubs, many propagated from the Barnes living collections.
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PHS Meadowbrook Farm Spring Fling
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - May 2, 2015 5:00 PM

PHS Meadowbrook Farm Spring Fling

Enjoy a day of spring shopping for your garden. Choose from colorful annuals and spring perennials, gorgeous hanging baskets, combination planters, spring herbs and veggies.
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Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training
May 5, 2015 6:00 PM - May 19, 2015 9:00 PM

Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

During three energetic sessions learn the basics of tree planting and care including tree biology, identification, stresses, planting, pruning and root care.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Yoga for Gardeners
May 6, 2015 5:30 PM - May 6, 2015 7:30 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Yoga for Gardeners

The beauty of the garden provides the backdrop for this practice of mindfulness and movement. The class will be focused on introducing a series of yoga postures that are best suited for the physical needs of a gardener.
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Tree Tenders Spring  Basic Training
May 13, 2015 5:45 PM - May 27, 2015 9:00 PM

Tree Tenders Spring Basic Training

During three energetic sessions learn the basics of tree planting and care including Tree Biology, identification, stresses, planting , pruning and root care.
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Artists & Gardens: A Day of Art and Horticulture
May 16, 2015 8:30 AM - May 16, 2015 4:30 PM

Artists & Gardens: A Day of Art and Horticulture

Join us for morning sessions at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and afternoon speakers and tours at the Barnes Arboretum.
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Pollinator Garden Walk/Meet the Beekeeper
May 16, 2015 10:30 AM - May 16, 2015 12:30 PM

Pollinator Garden Walk/Meet the Beekeeper

Join Head Gardener, Glenn Ashton on a tour through some of the gardens at Meadowbrook Farm. Glenn will show you the best plants to put in your garden to attract very important pollinators.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Succession Planting on a Hillside
May 20, 2015 5:30 PM - May 20, 2015 7:30 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Succession Planting on a Hillside

Joe Henderson, Chanticleer Horticulturist, will demonstrate how to plan and implement a successful, succession planting on a challenging site.
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Cracking the Container - 4 Classes
May 21, 2015 10:00 AM - Jun 11, 2015 12:00 PM

Cracking the Container - 4 Classes

Learn how to make your next planter a massive success with Chanticleer horticulturist/instructor Dan Benarcik, container specialist.
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Roses: Growing and Knowing the World’s Favorite Flower
May 31, 2015 1:59 PM - May 31, 2015 2:59 PM

Roses: Growing and Knowing the World’s Favorite Flower

Learn about the history of roses in order to gain clues on how to grow it successfully. The lecture is followed by a tour of the Barnes Arboretum rose garden.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Meadow Inspired Gardening
Jun 3, 2015 5:30 PM - Jun 3, 2015 7:30 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Meadow Inspired Gardening

Discover the secrets of meadow gardening with Chanticleer Horticulturist Jonathan Wright. You will learn how to create and maintain your own meadow-inspired garden with a walk that highlights the various meadow areas of Chanticleer.
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Meet the Director, Wine & Cheese and Tour at PHS Meadowbrook Farm
Jun 4, 2015 2:38 PM - Jun 4, 2015 5:00 PM

Meet the Director, Wine & Cheese and Tour at PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Join Jenny Rose Carey, Director of PHS Meadowbrook Farm, on a tour of the beautiful grounds of the late J. Liddon Pennock. Sample wine and cheese and stroll through the gardens.
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Garden Conservancy Open Days: Gardens of Barnes Alumnni
Jun 6, 2015 10:00 AM - Jun 7, 2015 4:00 PM

Garden Conservancy Open Days: Gardens of Barnes Alumnni

Tour private gardens of alumni of the Barnes Horticulture Program. Co-presented by the Garden Conservancy.
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Make Your Own Succulent Wreath Workshop
Jun 6, 2015 1:00 PM - Jun 6, 2015 3:00 PM

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath Workshop

Grab your friends and join us to learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful succulents.
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PHS Garden Visits - Chester County
Jun 7, 2015 12:00 PM - Jun 7, 2015 5:00 PM

PHS Garden Visits - Chester County

PHS members will visit private gardens in and around Chester County, PA from noon to 5pm on Sunday, June 7, 2015. These popular self guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS members and their guests.
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Treasures of the McLean Library
Jun 8, 2015 6:00 PM - Jun 22, 2015 7:00 PM

Treasures of the McLean Library

Plant Stories Told through 18th and 19th Century Botanical Art
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Make Your Own Succulent Wreath Workshop
Jun 13, 2015 1:00 PM - Jun 13, 2015 3:00 PM

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath Workshop

Grab your friends and join us to learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful succulents.
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PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Dry Gardening
Jun 17, 2015 6:00 PM - Jun 17, 2015 8:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Garden Series--Dry Gardening

Lisa Roper, Chanticleer Horticulturist, will lead a walk that looks at the many layers of the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer. The plants you will learn about are characterized by low and rapid growth, high drought tolerance, and low maintenance.
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Woody Plant Conference
Jul 17, 2015 9:00 AM - Jul 17, 2015 4:30 PM

Woody Plant Conference

This conference offers CEUs for:International Society of Aboriculture credited arborists; PA Dept of Agriculture for Pesticide Recertification; Pennsylvania and New Jersy landscape architects; PA Certified Horticulturists.
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Autumn Gardens of Normandy and Brittany
Sep 2, 2015 6:00 AM - Sep 11, 2015 10:00 PM

Autumn Gardens of Normandy and Brittany

Experience breathtaking landscapes and exceptional horticulture as PHS travels to gardens in Normandy and Brittany.
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PHeaSt
Oct 16, 2015 6:00 PM - Oct 16, 2015 10:00 PM

PHeaSt

Each fall PHS transforms its warehouse at the Philadelphia Navy Yard into a rustic party venue for PHeaSt, a one-of-a-kind celebration of fantastic farm-to-table dishes.
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Gardens & Wineries of Napa and Sonoma
May 1, 2016 6:00 AM - May 7, 2016 10:00 PM

Gardens & Wineries of Napa and Sonoma

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Desert Oasis – The Plants and Gardens of Western Rajasthan
Sep 28, 2016 6:00 AM - Oct 13, 2016 10:00 PM

Desert Oasis – The Plants and Gardens of Western Rajasthan

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