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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 popular Pop Up Gardens, PHS takes pride in its array of events - workshops, lectures, garden tours, multi-day seminars and more are available. When applicable, PHS members receive discounts on events, including the popular PECO Green Roof Tours.

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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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The Azalea Garden: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Jun 1, 2015 9:29 AM - Jul 31, 2015 4:59 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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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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Member Mondays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm
Jul 6, 2015 11:00 AM - Jul 27, 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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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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Library Exhibit: Horticulture Hall of Fame: People and Plants that Changed the Way We Garden
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.
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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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City Harvest Field Day: Cover Cropping and Preparing the Garden for Fall Crops
Aug 19, 2015 6:00 PM - Aug 19, 2015 8:00 PM

City Harvest Field Day: Cover Cropping and Preparing the Garden for Fall Crops

This class will cover basic material about fall fruit and vegetable crops and how to manage them using organic methods for pests, weeds and diseases.
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Tree Tenders Neighborhood Tree Stroll: Bel Arbor
Aug 20, 2015 7:00 PM - Aug 20, 2015 9:00 PM

Tree Tenders Neighborhood Tree Stroll: Bel Arbor

Join Carla Puppin for a tour of Bel Arbor and the Bel Arbor Community Garden; finish the evening with a stop at the PHS Pop Up Garden at 9th and Wharton.
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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 pound 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 Fall Basic Training
Sep 9, 2015 6:00 PM - Sep 30, 2015 9:00 PM

Bucks County Tree Tenders Fall 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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Autumn Plant Sale at Meadowbrook Farm
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.
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Tree Tenders Neighborhood Tree Stroll: Southwest Center City
Sep 12, 2015 12:45 PM - Sep 12, 2015 3:00 PM

Tree Tenders Neighborhood Tree Stroll: Southwest Center City

See the trees, hear the Jazz and relax at the PHS Pop Up Garden - sponsored by SOSNA Green Tree Tenders and PHS.
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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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Delaware County Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training
Sep 17, 2015 6:00 PM - Oct 1, 2015 9:00 PM

Delaware County Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Learn to plant and care for trees in your community.
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Harvest Fest
Sep 18, 2015 11:59 AM - Sep 20, 2015 9:59 PM

Harvest Fest

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.
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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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Garden Visit and Herb Talk at Valentine Gardens
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.
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PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group
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.
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Garden Visit: Garden of Liz & Ralph Schumacher
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.
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Birding with Ruth
Oct 3, 2015 8:29 AM - Oct 3, 2015 10:29 AM

Birding with Ruth

Ruth Pfeffer, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic birder, will present an enjoyable and informative program on birds for beginning birders or those who need encouragement getting started.
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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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The History of America
Oct 6, 2015 6:00 PM - Nov 10, 2015 7:00 PM

The History of America's National Parks

As we gear up to celebrate our National Parks at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show we invite you to learn more about our nations parks! Join architect and Temple Professor Michael LoFurno on a historical journey of our nation’s parks.
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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 Fall Basic Training
Oct 7, 2015 5:45 PM - Oct 21, 2015 8:30 PM

Philadelphia Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Learn to Plant and Care for trees in your community
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Celebrate October at Meadowbrook Farm
Oct 10, 2015 10:00 AM - Oct 10, 2015 5:00 PM

Celebrate October at Meadowbrook Farm

Enjoy family activities, pumpkin launching and refreshments with PHS Meadowbrook Farm staff. Celebrate the tail-end of the outdoor gardening season.
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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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Ladew Topiary Gardens and Private Gardens Visit
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.
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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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Autumn Clean Up and Work in the Border
Oct 17, 2015 9:00 AM - Oct 17, 2015 11:30 AM

Autumn Clean Up and Work in the Border

Emma Seniuk will discuss lifting and dividing perennials, replanting and restructuring them in the garden, how to incorporate biennials for the following year and inter-planting with bulbs.
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Make Your Own Succulent Wreath
Oct 17, 2015 1:00 PM - Oct 17, 2015 3:00 PM

Make Your Own Succulent Wreath

Learn the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful, hardy succulents in an array of colors and textures that provide year-round interest.
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Members Appretiation Day at Mt Cuba!
Oct 18, 2015 10:00 AM - Oct 18, 2015 4:00 PM

Members Appretiation Day at Mt Cuba!

All PHS Members are invited to come to the beautiful Mt. Cuba Center, FREE of charge for this day only. Enjoy walking the grounds of this stunning botanical garden!
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Bulb Planting and Display
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.
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City Harvest Field Day: Extending the Growing Season
Oct 28, 2015 6:00 PM - Oct 28, 2015 8:00 PM

City Harvest Field Day: Extending the Growing Season

This class will cover basic season extension techniques using organic growing methods.
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Conifer Propigation Workshop
Nov 4, 2015 1:00 PM - Nov 4, 2015 3:00 PM

Conifer Propigation Workshop

Join conifer enthusiast Bernard Pettit in exploring the many varieties of large and small conifers. In this hands-on workshop you will learn propagation and growing techniques.
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Making Paper From the Garden
Nov 6, 2015 10:30 AM - Nov 19, 2015 2:00 PM

Making Paper From the Garden

Artist Neila Kun will introduce participants to handmade paper sheets using plants from the garden. Iris, daylily, and hosta will be turned into beautiful paper.
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Putting the Garden to Bed
Nov 7, 2015 9:00 AM - Nov 7, 2015 11:30 AM

Putting the Garden to Bed

Make the most of your work in the garden this fall while preparing it for the winter months. Joe Henderson will demonstrate essential gardening techniques that ensure your garden will be more manageable in the spring.
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Flowering Arranging Demo: Texture in Arranging
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.
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Orchids - Enter a Prize Winner this Flower Show!
Nov 18, 2015 1:00 PM - Nov 18, 2015 2:30 PM

Orchids - Enter a Prize Winner this Flower Show!

Join Barbara Schmidt, Philadelphia Flower Show orchid ribbon winner, in this hands-on workshop. You will be provided your own orchid from the famed Waldor Orchids.
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Dried Flower Arrangements
Nov 20, 2015 2:00 PM - Nov 20, 2015 3:30 PM

Dried Flower Arrangements

Join Meadowbrook Farm’s Estate Gardener Julie Bare in this demonstration on arranging with dried flowers. Julie will talk about what flowers from your garden dry best and how to arrange them into a beautiful display.
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Seasonal Branches, Holiday Table Arrangements & Evergreen Containers
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.
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Flower Arranging Demo: The Impact of Color in Holiday Arranging
Dec 2, 2015 10:00 AM - Dec 2, 2015 12:00 PM

Flower Arranging Demo: The Impact of Color in Holiday Arranging

You don’t have to use traditional colors of red and green or blue and white for holiday arrangements. The talented arrangers at Valley Forge Flowers will show you how to make a huge impact by using other colors––singly or in combination.
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Documenting the Natural World through 3D Printing and Digital Technology
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.
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Day Trip: Holiday Tours at Brandywine, Winterthur, & Longwood Gardens
Dec 9, 2015 7:15 AM - Dec 9, 2015 7:00 PM

Day Trip: Holiday Tours at Brandywine, Winterthur, & Longwood Gardens

Get into the holiday spirit with an enjoyable day visiting holiday exhibits at the Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur, and Longwood Gardens.
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Gardens & Wineries of Napa and Sonoma
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.
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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

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.
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