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10.1.16 Saturday - Planting Bulbs for Spring & Summer Bloom

Join Meadowbrook Farm's Head Gardener, Glenn Ashton, and Director Jenny Rose Carey as they explain all about planting bulbs for a magnificent spring bloom in your garden.

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10.1.16 Saturday - Oktoberfest at the Garden

Dust off your lederhosen and get your polka on at Oktoberfest at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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9.30.16 Friday - Advanced Tree Tenders Webinar Series

In 2014-15, PHS ran a very successful series of tree lectures/webinars that have been archived. Each class focused on a specific topic and was designed for individuals with pre-existing basic knowledge, either from the Tree Tenders basic training or other life experience.

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10.2.16 Sunday - Green New World

Great Circles, a Philadelphia music label, will be setting up every Sunday in the garden and providing down-tempo, relaxing beats via live electronic performances and dj sets.

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10.2.16 Sunday - Oktoberfest at the Garden

Dust off your lederhosen and get your polka on at Oktoberfest at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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10.3.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.3.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

Mexican treats to eat while you enjoy $5 house margaritas, and $7 Milagro margaritas.

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10.4.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.5.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.5.16 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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10.5.16 Wednesday - South Street GULPS

Why sip when you can gulp? Venture south of Center City and enjoy $5 Hendrick’s and Tito's cocktails and $4 sangria and draft specials.

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10.5.16 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Basic Training

Become a PHS Tree Tender! Help plant and care for trees in your community, or your yard.

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10.5.16 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.6.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.6.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

October selection: The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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10.6.16 Thursday - Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home with Doug Tallamy

Tallamy will explain why our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain us, and how we can use our residential landscapes to connect the isolated habit fragments around us.

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10.6.16 Thursday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.7.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.7.16 Friday - PHeaSt

A one-of-a-kind celebration to benefit the PHS City Harvest program, PHeaSt features local growers and top-tier regional chefs for an extraordinary garden-to-table dining experience.

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10.8.16 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome every second Saturday of the month to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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10.8.16 Saturday - Flower Show Pressed Plants Workshop

Join presenter Rita Dennis, a longtime flower show exhibitor and blue-ribbon winner, for this hands-on workshop. This is an introduction to the art of pressed plants including instruction, demonstration and active participation.

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10.9.16 Sunday - Football Sundays

Root on the Birds in front of the big screen at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street. E-A-G-L-E-S... EAGLES!

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10.10.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.11.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.11.16 Tuesday - Historic Garden Tour at the University of Pennsylvania

Join Joshua Darfler, Greenhouse and Garden Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, for a guided tour of the James G. Kaskey Memorial Garden (often referred to as the Bio Pond) at UPenn.

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10.12.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.12.16 Wednesday - Multi-Dimensional Vegetable Growing

Gardener, writer and author Lee Reich will provide a slide lecture showcasing how using 5 dimensions lets you grow a lot of vegetables in a small space.

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10.12.16 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.12.16 Wednesday - PHS Pop Up Garden + Beaucycled

Beaucycled is returning to the PHS South Street Beer Garden for another DIY Succulent Workshop. Grab your friends and a drink & learn the basics of planting and caring for your very own succulent arrangement.

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10.13.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.13.16 Thursday - Tree Tenders Neighborhood Tree Stroll - Chestnut Hill

Walk along as you listen to stories told by a local tree legends, Paul Meyer and Ken LeRoy. We will visit and learn the lore of noteworthy heritage trees of Chestnut Hill.

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10.13.16 Thursday - All The Presidents’ Gardens with Marta McDowell

Come hear author Marta McDowell talk about the fascinating history of the White House gardens! From the moment a spade broke ground for the new presidential mansion, the eighteen acres that surrounded the White House have been a backdrop to history.

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10.14.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.14.16 Friday - 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. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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10.15.16 Saturday - Putting the Garden to Bed

Make the most of your work in the garden this fall while preparing it for the winter months. Lisa Roper will demonstrate essential gardening techniques that ensure your garden will be more manageable in the spring.

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10.15.16 Saturday - Plan, Install and Maintain a Native Meadow with Mark Gormel

Meadows are unmatched in their ability to provide year-round beauty and long-term, high quality habitats for beneficial insects and resident birds.

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10.16.16 Sunday - Football Sundays

Root on the Birds in front of the big screen at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street. E-A-G-L-E-S... EAGLES!

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10.17.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.17.16 Monday - Get to Know the PHS McLean Library

Get a tour of the collections, learn about online gardening resources and learn how to borrow and download eBooks to read on your tablet.

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10.17.16 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects.

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10.18.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.18.16 Tuesday - Orchids in Colored Pencil

Join artist Eileen Rosen as she teaches how to create beautiful drawings from live orchid plants. Learn to use versatile wax-based pencils, initially building up layers of colors, then blending them to create a charming and vibrant work of art.

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10.18.16 Tuesday - PECO Green Roof Tours

Want to learn about green roof technology and how it can help the environment? The 45,000 square foot Peco green roof, maintained by PHS, features feet, features an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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10.19.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.19.16 Wednesday - 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. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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10.19.16 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

Click here for more information

10.20.16 Thursday - Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis.

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10.20.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.20.16 Thursday - Decoupage Pumpkins!

Join estate gardener Julie Bare as she walks you through the process of creating beautifully designed pumpkins, perfect for your holiday table! Each participant will receive hands-on instruction and get to take a pumpkin home to enjoy.

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10.20.16 Thursday - 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. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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10.21.16 Friday - Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis.

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10.21.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.21.16 Friday - Grow a Living Birdfeeder with Dana Lynch

The variety of plants in your yard plays a vital role in providing the nutrient rich food birds need to complete their migratory routes as well as survive and thrive year-round here at home.

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10.22.16 Saturday - Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis.

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10.22.16 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us every third Saturday of the month as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages!

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10.22.16 Saturday - Plan, Install and Maintain a Native Meadow with Mark Gormel

Meadows are unmatched in their ability to provide year-round beauty and long-term, high quality habitats for beneficial insects and resident birds.

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10.22.16 Saturday - Flower Show Jewelry Workshop

Join Mimi Favre and Hollis Bauer, longtime Flower Show exhibitors and blue ribbon winners, for this informational program. Explore what makes a successful entry through the viewing of past entries and discussion of important design and construction details.

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10.22.16 Saturday - 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. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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10.23.16 Sunday - Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis.

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10.23.16 Sunday - Murals and Gardens Harvest Trolley Tour

In celebration of Mural Arts Month, please join us as we partner yet again with the Mural Arts Program to present a mural and gardens trolley tour through South Philadelphia.

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10.24.16 Monday - Garden Design Master Class with Annie Guilfoyle

Learn about designing gardens with highly acclaimed British designer, Annie Guilfoyle. This carefully crafted course will guide you through each stage of the design process, beginning with the fundamentals of surveying and site analysis.

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10.24.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

10.24.16 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects.

Click here for more information

10.24.16 Monday - 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. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

Click here for more information

10.25.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

10.25.16 Tuesday - Orchids in Colored Pencil

Join artist Eileen Rosen as she teaches how to create beautiful drawings from live orchid plants. Learn to use versatile wax-based pencils, initially building up layers of colors, then blending them to create a charming and vibrant work of art.

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10.25.16 Tuesday - Make a Bulb Garden with Brent Heath from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

Join owner of Brent and Becky's Bulbs and bulb connoisseur Brent Heath for this hands-on planting workshop. Brent will give instruction on how to create a beautiful 12" container garden, filled with five layers and colors of different bulbs.

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10.25.16 Tuesday - Lecture: Living Flower Arrangements with Bulbs

Join Brent Heath, renowned bulb specialist and owner of Brent and Becky's Bulbs, as he teaches bulb culture and planting techniques. He will inspire us with information and photos from flower shows in Holland that specialize in forcing bulbs.

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10.26.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.27.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.27.16 Thursday - Dividing Perennials with Duncan Himmelman, PhD

Most herbaceous perennials respond well to being divided, and fall is a good time to do it. Dividing allowed you to increase the number of plants in the garden, control the size of the plants, and rejuvenate them if they've started to slow down.

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10.27.16 Thursday - Home Composting Techniques with Eileen Boyle

Duplicate nature's recycling process by turning leaves, grass clippings, yard trimmings, and kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

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10.27.16 Thursday - From Big Spaces to Small Places with Stephanie Cohen

Author Stephanie Cohen, a.k.a. "The Perennial Diva", will lead this garden design lecture. The size of your garden does not limit the size of perennials or shrubs you choose, just the amounts.

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10.28.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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10.29.16 Saturday - Fall Photography Stroll with Chris Starr

Enjoy this early morning opportunity to photograph the unique gardens of Mt. Cuba Center as fall color nears its seasonal peak. Photographers of all experience levels receive professional guidance on technical and aesthetic elements of picture taking from Chris Starr, a gifted photographer.

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10.29.16 Saturday - Dividing Perennials with Duncan Himmelman, PhD

Most herbaceous perennials respond well to being divided, and fall is a good time to do it. Dividing allowed you to increase the number of plants in the garden, control the size of the plants, and rejuvenate them if they've started to slow down.

Click here for more information

10.29.16 Saturday - Home Composting Techniques with Eileen Boyle

Duplicate nature's recycling process by turning leaves, grass clippings, yard trimmings, and kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost.

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10.31.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

10.31.16 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects.

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11.1.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.2.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.2.16 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

Click here for more information

11.3.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.3.16 Thursday - Growing, Grooming, & Entering: A “Hot To” for Growing & Entering a Prize-Winning Plant

Bring a brown bag lunch and join members of the Hamilton Horticourt Committee and longtime flower show exhibitors as they discuss best-care practices for any plants you may want to enter in the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.

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11.3.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Blackhouse by Peter May

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11.4.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.7.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.7.16 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects.

Click here for more information

11.8.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.8.16 Tuesday - Arranging Demonstration: Ron Mulray, Rich Fall Arrangements

Creative floral artist Ron Mulray is back with a program on autumn arranging, using the season’s abundance of interesting flowers and natural accoutrements for arrangements for a dining table, hall table or mantle.

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11.9.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.9.16 Wednesday - International Trip Presentation: Springtime in Holland & Belgium

Join Membership Director Suzanne Betts for a visually delightful presentation on her recent trip to Holland and Belgium! From Keukenhof to the historic Ghent Flower Show, Suzanne will talk about her experiences in these amazing places.

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11.10.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.10.16 Thursday - Growing Grooming & Entering: A “How To” for Growing & Entering a Prize Winning Plant

Bring a brown bag lunch and join members of the Hamilton Horticourt Committee and longtime Flower Show exhibitors as they discuss best-care practices for any plants you may want to enter in the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.

Click here for more information

11.11.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.12.16 Saturday - Seasonal Branches, Holiday Table Arrangements & Evergreen Containers

Create a winter holiday table arrangement with fresh greens and natural elements from the garden with Chanticleer's Erin McKeon. Using branches and trimmings from evergreen plants, we will create lovely and repurposed arrangements for the table, mantle, or front stoop.

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11.12.16 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome every second Saturday of the month to join PHS at one of Philadelphia’s oldest prisons. A variety of tasks include planting annuals and perennials, weeding, pruning hardwood shrubs and seasonal cleanup.

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11.12.16 Saturday - Winterizing Garden Tools with Scott Freedman

As winter approaches and you are putting the garden to bed, don't forget that your garden tools need a little TLC too. Scott Freedman, a Grounds Maintenance Technician at Mt. Cuba Center, shows you how to properly clean and store hand tools, sharpen pruners and shovels, and winterize motorized equipment.

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11.12.16 Saturday - Smashing Pumpkin Arrangement

Join Meadowbrook Farm grower and talented floral designer, Dee Thurner, as she teaches you how to make a beautiful fall arrangement inside a pumpkin. All materials and instruction are included.

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11.14.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.14.16 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects.

Click here for more information

11.15.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.15.16 Tuesday - Lecture & Reception- The Appealing Garden: Garden Design Ideas for People & Wildlife

Does your garden beckon you to enter and enjoy its treats? Many gardeners are happy with the plant-growing part of gardening but are less comfortable with the layout and design of the garden.

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11.16.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.17.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.18.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

Click here for more information

11.19.16 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us every third Saturday of the month as we help maintain one of the most diverse public gardens in Philadelphia. From planting annuals to pruning shrubs there is work for all ages!

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11.21.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.22.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.22.16 Tuesday - Bodacious Begonias with Brandon Huber

Join Brandon Huber, Masters student at North Carolina State and longtime Flower Show exhibitor, as he leads you though Begonia culture and propagation.

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11.23.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.24.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.25.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.28.16 Monday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.29.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.29.16 Tuesday - Ground to Glass - Holiday Cocktails

Join Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails as he shows you how to make delicious cocktails using the freshest ingredients. Participants will have their own mixing station to try their hand at making some amazing cocktails, perfect for the holiday season!

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11.30.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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11.30.16 Wednesday - Workshop: Creating a Versatile Wreath

Talented arranger David Bashnick will guide you through steps to decorate an 18" twig form, creating a versatile wreath to use as a holiday or seasonal decoration, depending on the accoutrements you choose.

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12.1.16 Thursday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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12.1.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

Selection: The Shell Collector (selected short stories) by Anthony Doerr.

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12.2.16 Friday - Exhibit: All the Presidents’ Flowers: Plants and Flowers for Presidents and First Ladies

This exhibit of archival photographs and nursery catalogs from the library’s collections, features plants named in honor of U. S. presidents and first ladies, and also reflects aspects of the garden history of the White House, with some Philadelphia connections.

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12.3.16 Saturday - Holiday Open House

Enjoy Meadowbrook Farm during the annual Holiday Open House. The Pennock House will be decorated for the holidays and open for self-guided tours between 10am and 4pm. the retail area will be open from 10am to 5pm and will have a wide range of poinsettias, holiday plants and other gift items available for purchase.

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12.7.16 Wednesday - Holiday Tours at Brandywine, Winterthur and 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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12.7.16 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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12.8.16 Thursday - International Trip Presentation: 2016 Chelsea Flower Show

Bring lunch and join Meadowbrook Farm Director, Jenny Rose Carey for a beautiful presentation on her recent trip to the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.

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12.15.16 Thursday - Make a Holiday Greens Arrangement

Create a personal holiday greens arrangement for your home. Everything will be provided, from cut evergreens to holiday-themed add-on decorations.

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1.4.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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1.5.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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1.7.17 Saturday - 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.

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1.21.17 Saturday - Tree Tenders Basic Training Winter Series

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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1.28.17 Saturday - Tree Tenders Basic Training Winter Series

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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2.1.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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2.2.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout

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3.10.17 Friday - Black Tie Preview Party

Celebrate in style at the 2017 Flower Show Preview Party

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3.13.17 Monday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.13.17 Monday - Early Morning Tours

Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories.

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Early Morning Tours

Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Early Morning Tours

Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Early Morning Tours

Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories.

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3.17.17 Friday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.17.17 Friday - Early Morning Tours

Book an Early Morning Tour and enjoy a private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories.

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3.19.17 Sunday - Teddy Bear Tea

Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for an afternoon tea party at the Flower Show!

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4.3.17 Monday - Morocco – Gardens of Marrakech and Taroudannt

This event has limited availability. To place your name on the waiting list please contact Suzanne Betts at SBetts@Pennhort.org or 215.988.8819.

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4.5.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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4.6.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

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5.3.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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5.4.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

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6.1.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

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6.7.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman.

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9.3.17 Sunday - Gardens of Ireland

Join PHS along Ireland's Ancient East and the wild garden trail for an informative tour from Belfast to Cork. We'll be visiting private and public gardens to see the vast array of what makes Ireland the Garden Isle.

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October 2016 79 events

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12–4pm Green New World
4:25–7:25pm Football Sundays
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5–10pm Margarita Monday
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12:30–3:30pm Let’s Do Tomatoes!
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12:30–3:30pm Let’s Do Tomatoes!
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5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
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10am–12:30pm Floral Design
 
 
12–4pm Green New World
 
5–10pm Margarita Monday
 
 
 
 
7–10pm PHeaSt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1–2:30pm Decoupage Pumpkins!
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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