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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Azalea Garden: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Jun 1, 2015 9:30 AM - Jul 15, 2015 5:00 PM

The Azalea Garden: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Twenty-five years on, we celebrate the Azalea Garden, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved spaces, with a photographic retrospective of views of this delightful public space located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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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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Story Time at the McLean Library
Jun 3, 2015 10:45 AM - Jun 3, 2015 11:45 AM

Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.
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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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Green City Teachers Summer Training
Jun 23, 2015 8:30 AM - Jun 25, 2015 1:00 PM

Green City Teachers Summer Training

Designed for educators interested in school gardening, this 9-hour/3-session course will cover how to design, build and maintain a school garden year 'round.
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2015 Gardening and Greening Contest
Jul 1, 2015 9:00 AM - Aug 1, 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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Story Time at the McLean Library
Jul 1, 2015 10:45 AM - Jul 1, 2015 11:45 AM

Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.
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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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Behind the Scenes: Goat Cheese Workshop
Jul 8, 2015 11:00 AM - Jul 8, 2015 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes: Goat Cheese Workshop

In this 4-hour workshop you will meet the Nubian goats, and learn the process from milk to curds to cheese. Enjoy your own cheese tasting, take home a pund of cheese and a modified recipe to make at home!
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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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Project Sculpture at Abington Art Center
Jul 11, 2015 10:00 AM - Jul 11, 2015 12:00 PM

Project Sculpture at Abington Art Center

After a guided tour of Abington Art Center’s 27- acre Sculpture Park, participants work with the AAC studios to create their own 3-D sculpture from a variety of materials provided.
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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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Root to Fruit Plant Party
Jul 18, 2015 9:59 AM - Jul 18, 2015 11:59 AM

Root to Fruit Plant Party

Calling all elementary-aged school children who love to cook and use their imaginations! Cooking Up Stories stirs together interactive storytelling with healthy hands-on cooking.
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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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Art in the Garden: Prints with Paint
Jul 22, 2015 10:00 AM - Jul 22, 2015 12:00 PM

Art in the Garden: Prints with Paint

Appropriate for ages 5+, we'll start by taking a walk around the grounds of Meadowbrook Farm to collect natural materials, and then use bits of nature to create prints with paint.
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Build Your Own Trough
Jul 22, 2015 4:00 PM - Jul 22, 2015 6:00 PM

Build Your Own Trough

Join Bernard Pettit in making your own hypertufa trough, a strong, yet lightweight container with a rigged, rustic look that compliments any plant palette. All materials are included.
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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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Happy Hour BYO Garden Walk and Cider Tasting
Aug 6, 2015 5:00 PM - Aug 6, 2015 7:00 PM

Happy Hour BYO Garden Walk and Cider Tasting

Enjoy a happy hour walk through of the gardens at Meadowbrook Farm. Bring your own beverage of choice and taste delicious samples of PHS Horticulture Cider.
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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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Seed to Spoon Soiree
Aug 15, 2015 10:00 AM - Aug 15, 2015 12:00 PM

Seed to Spoon Soiree

Calling all elementary-aged school children who love to cook and use their imaginations! Cooking Up Stories invites kids to join a special Seed to Spoon Soiree held at the magical Meadowbrook Farm.
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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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Project Sculpture at Abington Art Center
Aug 22, 2015 10:00 AM - Aug 22, 2015 12:00 PM

Project Sculpture at Abington Art Center

After a guided tour of Abington Art Center’s 27- acre Sculpture Park, participants work with the AAC studios to create their own 3-D sculpture from a variety of materials provided.
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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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Behind the Scenes: Goat Cheese Workshop
Sep 9, 2015 11:00 AM - Sep 9, 2015 3:00 PM

Behind the Scenes: Goat Cheese Workshop

In this 4-hour workshop you will meet the Nubian goats, and learn the process from milk to curds to cheese. Enjoy your own cheese tasting, take home a pund of cheese and a modified recipe to make at home!
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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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Gardening and Optimal Health
Sep 10, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 10, 2015 11:30 AM

Gardening and Optimal Health

Through breathing techniques, gentle yoga poses, and engaging your senses in the garden, you will have a personal experience of feeling like your greatest self.
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Waldor Orchids and Linwood Arboretum
Sep 10, 2015 10:30 AM - Sep 10, 2015 2:30 PM

Waldor Orchids and Linwood Arboretum

September is the ideal time to prepare orchids for their annual move indoors with changing heat, humidity and light. Enjoy a day of learning and shopping all about orchids.
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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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Mural Arts Trolley Tour
Sep 15, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 15, 2015 12:00 PM

Mural Arts Trolley Tour

Philadelphia is known as “The City of Murals” through the efforts of the Mural Arts Program. Join this two-hour guided trolley tour in Center City, starting at the Hamilton Building at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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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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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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Portraits of Logan Circle with Color Pencil
Oct 6, 2015 10:00 AM - Oct 6, 2015 3:00 PM

Portraits of Logan Circle with Color Pencil

Join Eileen Rosen for a drawing class at Logan Circle which has been lovingly planted under the auspices of PHS.
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Story Time at the McLean Library
Oct 7, 2015 10:45 AM - Jul 6, 2016 2:42 PM

Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.
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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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Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencils
Oct 13, 2015 10:00 AM - Dec 1, 2015 1:00 PM

Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencils

Learn a specific step by step process to create life like drawings of complex flowers.
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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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