Oct 1, 2015 5:45 PM - Jun 2, 2016 7:45 PM
PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group
Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.
Dec 4, 2015 10:30 AM - Dec 4, 2015 12:30 PM
Documenting the Natural World through 3D Printing and Digital Technology
Taught by Darlene Farris-LaBar, Associate Professor of Art and Design at East Stroudsburg University, this workshop will offer the opportunity to learn various techniques on preserving, in three-dimensional form, the natural splendor of flowers and plants.
Jan 20, 2016 9:29 AM - Apr 15, 2016 4:59 PM
Exhibit: National Parks – Images from the PHS Archives Library
Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Jan 23, 2016 8:30 AM - Jan 30, 2016 1:00 PM
Tree Tenders Basic Training - Winter series
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been training Tree Tenders to plant and care for urban trees since 1993. Over 4,300 Tree Tenders grads are involved in planting over 3,000 trees on streets throughout the region each year.
Jan 27, 2016 4:00 PM - Jan 27, 2016 7:00 PM
Mt. Cuba Center’s varied landscape and topography provide the ideal habitat for four of Delaware’s native owl species – the barred, barn, great horned, and Eastern screech – and winter is the best time to spot them roosting in our trees.
Jan 28, 2016 9:30 AM - Feb 11, 2016 12:30 PM
Designing With Conifers
Instructor Richard Bitner will explain how conifers fit into designs for typical public and private landscapes, and their use in Asian gardens, trough and rock gardens, and shade gardens.
Jan 28, 2016 1:00 PM - Mar 31, 2016 4:00 PM
Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.
Feb 4, 2016 11:30 AM - Feb 4, 2016 1:00 PM
International Trip Presentation: England
Join Jenny Rose Carey, Director of Meadowbrook Farm, for a beautiful presentation on past PHS trips to the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of England & Hampton Court Flower Show.
Feb 20, 2016 1:00 PM - Feb 20, 2016 3:00 PM
Marvels of Migration
Discover the amazing world of bird migration with naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul. Learn how scientists study migration, the strategies employed to get from point “a” to point “b,” and the many conservation issues facing declining populations.
Feb 25, 2016 10:00 AM - Feb 25, 2016 2:30 PM
Fundamentals of Pruning
In this hands-on workshop led by Anne Brennan, you will learn basic pruning principles, how to make proper cuts, the best times of year to prune different species, and how to select and maintain tools.
Mar 2, 2016 1:00 PM - Mar 2, 2016 2:30 PM
The New Front Yard
Learn how to substitute invasive plants with native trees, shrubs, and perennials that feature multi-seasonal interest, support songbirds, and provide wildlife habitat.
Mar 5, 2016 10:00 AM - Mar 19, 2016 3:30 PM
Introduction to Botanical Art
Be inspired to draw plants in a fresh, naturalistic way in this introductory class taught by John Gist. Begin by carefully observing the subject to appreciate its form and structure, and then practice drawing it using pen and pencil.
Mar 16, 2016 5:30 PM - May 4, 2016 8:30 PM
How to Create a Community Garden
Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.
Apr 26, 2016 6:00 AM - May 5, 2016 10:00 PM
Springtime in Holland and Belgium
Springtime is the perfect time to explore the ‘Low Countries’ finest gardens and garden festivals. Highlights of the tour will include Keukenhof, the most well known tulip festival in the world, as well as the Spring Show in Groot–Bijgaarden, Belgium’s rival to Keukenhof!
Jul 1, 2016 6:00 AM - Jul 9, 2016 10:00 PM
Sussex Gardens & Hampton Court Flower Show
Join PHS for a fantastic trip to visit the beautiful gardens of Sussex and the Hampton Court Flower Show. The lovely countryside of Sussex is comprised of The Weald, remnants of Britain’s ancient woodlands, and The Downs, a chalky hillscape not far from the sea.
Sep 28, 2016 6:00 AM - Oct 13, 2016 10:00 PM
Desert Oasis – The Plants and Gardens of Western Rajasthan
Join PHS for this in-depth exploration of the horticulture and gardens of the Thar desert of Western Rajasthan. This arid expanse of over 77,000 square miles forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan and was once ruled by the Great Desert Kingdoms of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
Jan 7, 2017 6:00 AM - Jan 22, 2017 10:00 PM
Gardens, Wine and Wilderness - A Tour of New Zealand
Join PHS for the trip of a lifetime. Escape winter and under balmy skies visit some of nature’s most spectacular scenery, interspersed with wonderful examples of New Zealand culture showcasing its gardens, architecture, artwork, cuisine, and wine.