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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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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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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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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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Mantua Urban Peace Garden Garden Workday & Workshop
Apr 11, 2015 9:00 AM - Oct 10, 2015 12:00 PM

Mantua Urban Peace Garden Garden Workday & Workshop

Join Mantua community residents for a community garden workday and workshop held every second Saturday of the month April thru October from 9:00AM-12:00PM.
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Deep in The Weeds :  Photographs by Rob Cardillo
Apr 13, 2015 9:29 AM - May 8, 2015 4:59 PM

Deep in The Weeds : Photographs by Rob Cardillo

A selection of Rob Cardillo's most intriguing photographs will be on view in the PHS Library through May 8. As photography director of PHS’s Grow magazine, Rob is an integral part of the exciting new look of this must–have members benefit.
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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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PWD Rain Check Program
Apr 18, 2015 11:00 AM - Nov 21, 2015 12:00 PM

PWD Rain Check Program

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have storm water management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price.
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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 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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Philadelphia Tree Tenders Spring  Basic Training
May 13, 2015 5:45 PM - May 27, 2015 9:00 PM

Philadelphia 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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Junior Flower Show Training
May 14, 2015 4:00 PM - May 14, 2015 6:00 PM

Junior Flower Show Training

Learn how to host a Junior Flower Show at your school! The Junior Flower Show fosters an awareness of horticulture and the environment for students from preschool to high school.
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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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PHS Garden Visits - Bucks County
May 31, 2015 12:00 PM - May 31, 2015 5:00 PM

PHS Garden Visits - Bucks County

These popular self guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS members and their guests. PHS will provide garden descriptions, driving directions and maps.
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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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IN THE GARDEN- Private Garden Visit, Haverford, PA
Jun 1, 2015 10:00 AM - Jun 1, 2015 12:00 PM

IN THE GARDEN- Private Garden Visit, Haverford, PA

It is hard to believe that when the owners bought this property more than twenty years ago, very little landscaping existed. Over the years this private garden was designed and planted as an outdoor extension of the house to be enjoyed from windows and upper-floor decks.
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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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IN THE GARDEN- Private Garden Visit and Ladew Topiary Garden, Monkton, MD
Jun 10, 2015 7:30 AM - Jun 10, 2015 6:00 PM

IN THE GARDEN- Private Garden Visit and Ladew Topiary Garden, Monkton, MD

Join us for an enjoyable day in Monkton, Maryland, where we will visit an exceptional private garden and then tour the gardens at Ladew Topiary Garden.
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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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Ferns and their Allies of the Barnes Arboretum
Jun 16, 2015 10:00 AM - Jun 16, 2015 2:00 PM

Ferns and their Allies of the Barnes Arboretum

The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country.
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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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Plant Propagation with Phil Oyerly and Shelby French
Jun 20, 2015 9:00 AM - Jun 27, 2015 1:00 PM

Plant Propagation with Phil Oyerly and Shelby French

Increase your garden’s splendor with plant propagation. Find out how to multiply your native plants by seed and through cuttings and division.
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2015 Gardening and Greening Contest
Jul 1, 2015 9:00 AM - Aug 15, 2015 5:00 PM

2015 Gardening and Greening Contest

A PHS contest for gardeners, which will celebrate and reward the accomplishments of gardeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
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PHS-Chanticleer Showcase: Life on the Main Line
Jul 1, 2015 6:00 PM - Jul 1, 2015 8:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Showcase: Life on the Main Line

Learn how the Philadelphia railroad connected the Main Line towns in the 19th century and how this led to the development of country homes and estates.
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Leaf Casting Workshop
Jul 10, 2015 6:00 PM - Jul 10, 2015 8:00 PM

Leaf Casting Workshop

Encapsulate the pure loveliness of nature in a durable piece of art. Make a cement casting of a leaf using real foliage as the mold.
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Save Our Monarchs
Jul 12, 2015 12:30 PM - Jul 12, 2015 3:30 PM

Save Our Monarchs

Monarch butterfly numbers have declined more than 90% over the past 20 years. Habitat destruction, especially the loss of milkweed, is one of the key factors.
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PHS-Chanticleer Beginner Bog Gardening
Jul 15, 2015 6:00 PM - Jul 15, 2015 8:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Beginner Bog Gardening

Creating a bog garden is the perfect substitute for a leaky pond, an informal edge to an existing pond or a way of dealing with a naturally waterlogged dip in your garden.
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Twilight in the Arboretum
Jul 16, 2015 5:30 PM - Jul 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn.
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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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Make More Plants: A Propagation Workshop
Jul 22, 2015 10:00 AM - Jul 22, 2015 4:00 PM

Make More Plants: A Propagation Workshop

The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. In this hands-on workshop taught by master propagator Bruce Keyser, learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum living collections.
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PHS-Chanticleer Arranging from the Garden
Jul 29, 2015 6:00 PM - Jul 29, 2015 12:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Arranging from the Garden

Doug Croft demonstrates the ease of making beautiful arrangements from the garden.
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Native Orchid Field Trip
Aug 2, 2015 8:00 AM - Aug 2, 2015 3:30 PM

Native Orchid Field Trip

Join Bob Sprague for an extraordinary, close-up look at native orchids in their natural habitat. Visit special sites in the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve to see these gems as well as interesting insectivorous plants.
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PHS-Chanticleer Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer
Aug 12, 2015 5:30 PM - Aug 12, 2015 7:30 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chanticleer with Ed Hincken, Head of Facilities. Learn how water features are maintained, buildings were reasearched and constructed, and green design was implemented.
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Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators
Aug 12, 2015 5:30 PM - Aug 12, 2015 7:30 PM

Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators

Hummingbirds are amazing creatures. Learn how they differ from other birds and how to create inviting habitats with Hank Davis.
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Monarch Butterfly Garden Kit
Aug 13, 2015 5:59 PM - Aug 13, 2015 6:59 PM

Monarch Butterfly Garden Kit

Monarch butterflies are now candidates for the Endangered Species List. Learn how to help them rebound with instructor Eileen Boyle.
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Attracting Beneficial Insects
Aug 21, 2015 9:30 AM - Aug 21, 2015 12:30 PM

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Our native bees are critical for pollination and others are essential predators who control pests. Discover how to attract insects that support a healthy landscape with instructor Kim Eierman.
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PHS-Chanticleer Entertaining in the Garden: Harvest "Mock"-tails and Concoctions
Aug 26, 2015 5:30 PM - Aug 26, 2015 7:30 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Entertaining in the Garden: Harvest "Mock"-tails and Concoctions

Get inspiration onm how to throw a fantastic late summer party with less effort and more garden style. Jonathan Wright will share tricks and tips to pull off an evening with effortless flair.
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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. *This trip is currently full. To put your name on the waiting list, please contact Suzanne Betts at sbetts@pennhort.org.
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PHS-Chanticleer Photography After Hours
Sep 9, 2015 5:00 PM - Sep 9, 2015 7:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Photography After Hours

Do you dream of taking images at Chanticleer during the hours of optimal light in the garden and without other visitors around? Lisa Roper will lead a short presentation covering the basic principles of garden photography, including: light, composition, depth of field, point of view, and shutter speed.
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Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training
Sep 9, 2015 6:00 PM - Sep 30, 2015 9:00 PM

Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Learn to plant and care for trees in your community.
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The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook (3 classes)
Sep 11, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 25, 2015 12:30 PM

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook (3 classes)

Learn various graphic techniques to record and enrich your observations about the natural world and your garden that go beyond traditional record-keeping with instructor Jeff Charlesworth.
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Nature’s Keepsake
Sep 11, 2015 6:00 PM - Sep 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Nature’s Keepsake

Create a keepsake box with the charming geometric patterns of ferns. Apply the lacey foliage of dried ferns to transform an ordinary box into a unique memento of your garden.
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PHS-Chanticleer Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs
Sep 16, 2015 5:00 PM - Sep 16, 2015 7:00 PM

PHS-Chanticleer Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs

This course will introduce all aspects of pruning various shrubs and small flowering trees. Using the grounds of Chanticleer as a classroom, Doug Croft will demonstrate the basic techniques.
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Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training
Sep 17, 2015 6:00 PM - Oct 1, 2015 9:00 PM

Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Learn to plant and care for trees in your community.
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Design with Confidence! A Step-by-Step Approach (3 classes)
Sep 25, 2015 1:00 PM - Oct 9, 2015 3:30 PM

Design with Confidence! A Step-by-Step Approach (3 classes)

Learn how to measure your garden space, put it on paper, make design decisions, and communicate your ideas using quick landscape graphics.
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Philadelphia Tree Tenders Spring  Basic Training
Oct 7, 2015 5:45 PM - Oct 21, 2015 8:30 PM

Philadelphia Tree Tenders Spring Basic Training

Learn to plant and care for trees in your community.
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Perennial Plant Conference
Oct 16, 2015 9:00 AM - Oct 16, 2015 4:35 PM

Perennial Plant Conference

This conference offers CEUs for:International Society of Aboriculture credited arborists; PA Dept of Agriculture for Pesticide Recertification; Pennsylvania and New Jersey landscape architects; PA Certified Horticulturists
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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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