Aug 10, 2015 9:30 AM - Nov 6, 2015 5:00 PM
Library Exhibit: Horticulture Hall of Fame: People and Plants that Changed the Way We Garden
This illustrated exhibit highlights people, plants and events that shaped horticulture in America, beginning with the “Three Sisters” gardens planted by Native Americans to the late 20th century urban greening efforts of PHS’s Philadelphia Green programs.
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.
Sep 12, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 12, 2015 5:00 PM
Autumn Plant Sale at Meadowbrook Farm
Kick off fall in the company of fellow plant enthusiasts as we prepare for the cool weather of autumn. Enjoy special offers on plants, talk to the knowledgeable staff about why September is one of the best times to plant trees, and watch demonstrations on planting an autumn container garden.
Sep 18, 2015 11:59 AM - Sep 20, 2015 9:59 PM
Celebrate the season with a series of fun new events taking place in the very popular PHS Pop Up Gardens. Harvest Fest takes place September 18 – 20 and invites everyone to enjoy music, crafts, games and garden displays in two beautiful outdoor spaces.
Sep 19, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 19, 2015 3:00 PM
PHS Members’ Only Plant Dividend
PHS Members can chose FREE plants, including perennials, shrubs, houseplants, and trees to beautify indoor and outdoor garden spaces.
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.
Sep 29, 2015 10:00 AM - Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM
Garden Visit and Herb Talk at Valentine Gardens
Spend a morning touring Valentine Gardens, a specialty nursery in western Chester County. Patrick Valentine and his partner Patricia Schrieber, who recently retired as PHS Education Director, will host a tour of their nursery operations and display gardens in sun and shade.
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.
Oct 2, 2015 10:00 AM - Oct 2, 2015 12:00 PM
Garden Visit: Garden of Liz & Ralph Schumacher
The Schumacher garden, developed over 45 years, is a terraced garden known for its specimen plants; interesting garden ornaments skillfully placed throughout the garden; and the resourceful and clever way the Schumachers have created an enchanting garden on what was once just a very challenging barren hillside.
Oct 14, 2015 7:15 AM - Oct 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Ladew Topiary Gardens and Private Gardens Visit
Join us for an enjoyable day in Monkton, MD, where we will visit two exceptional private gardens and then tour the Ladew Topiary Gardens. This is a rain or shine event. Our first stop is an exceptional ravine garden in Towson, MD.
Oct 24, 2015 9:00 AM - Oct 24, 2015 11:30 AM
Bulb Planting and Display
Spend some time in your garden this fall and get a big splash of color next spring. In this class, Emma Seniuk will explain how she increases and develops the bulb display in the cut-flower garden each season, what to consider when buying bulbs, and how to deal with bulbs after flowering.
Nov 11, 2015 10:00 AM - Nov 11, 2015 12:00 PM
Flowering Arranging Demo: Texture in Arranging
Talented arrangers from Valley Forge Flowers will show how to make a big impact by adding texture to seasonal arrangements that are perfect for gatherings, Halloween or Thanksgiving parties. Adding flowers, foliage, or accessories can make an arrangement memorable and fun.
Nov 21, 2015 9:00 AM - Nov 21, 2015 11:30 AM
Seasonal Branches, Holiday Table Arrangements & Evergreen Containers
Create a serene winter holiday tableau with fresh greens and natural elements from the garden. Erin McKeon and Lowery Douglass will create lovely and repurposed arrangements for the table, mantle, or front stoop using evergreen trimmings.
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.
May 15, 2016 6:00 AM - May 21, 2016 10:00 PM
Gardens & Wineries of Napa and Sonoma
Join PHS for an extraordinary 6-day tour of the picturesque California wine country. We’ll enjoy private wine tastings, visit amazing private gardens and enjoy guided tours at outstanding public gardens including Quarryhill Botanical Garden, The Ruth Bancroft Garden and Western Hills Garden.
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.