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8.29.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

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

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8.29.16 Monday - PHS Pop Up Garden + Beaucycled - SOLD OUT

Meredith Greimel of Beaucycled will be offering customers an opportunity to pick their own tea cup and succulent and walking them through the process of planting their own.

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8.29.16 Monday - PHS Pop Up Garden + Beaucycled

Meredith Greimel of Beaucycled will be offering customers an opportunity to pick their own tea cup and succulent and walking them through the process of planting their own.

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8.26.16 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In 2014-15, PHS ran a very successful series of tree lectures/webinars that have been archived.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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8.30.16 Tuesday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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8.30.16 Tuesday - Stories from the Pop Up Garden

Join us in a monthly book club where we will read and discuss works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land.

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8.30.16 Tuesday - Brewsday Tuesday

Beer lovers rejoice! Every Tuesday will feature a brewery, special-release beer, chef collaborations, live music and games.

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8.31.16 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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8.31.16 Wednesday - PHS Pop Up Garden + Beaucycled

Pick and plant your own unique tea cup and succulent with Meredith Greimel of Beaucycled!

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9.1.16 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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9.1.16 Thursday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.1.16 Thursday - Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia Field Trip

All are welcome for Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia’s summer field trip to the Pop Up Garden at the Viaduct Rail Park.

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9.1.16 Thursday - Fishtown Beer Run

The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. They gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.

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9.2.16 Friday - Auditus Natura Terminale 2016 By Abby Sohn

Listen to Abby Sohn's ephemeral sound work that will be experienced under the viaduct at 10th & Hamilton via headphones available in the Pop Up Garden.

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9.2.16 Friday - Philly on Tap Beer Tour

If you have enjoyed the beer selection at a PHS Pop Up Garden, tap into the Philly beer scene with an Urban Adventures tour!

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9.3.16 Saturday - Luau at the Garden

Celebrate your well-deserved Labor Day weekend at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street with a pig roast, live music and drink specials.

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9.4.16 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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9.4.16 Sunday - Luau at the Garden

Celebrate your well-deserved Labor Day weekend at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street with a pig roast, live music and drink specials.

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9.5.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

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

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9.5.16 Monday - Luau at the Garden

Celebrate your well-deserved Labor Day weekend at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street with a pig roast, live music and drink specials.

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9.6.16 Tuesday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.6.16 Tuesday - Brewsday Tuesday

Beer lovers rejoice! Every Tuesday will feature a brewery, special-release beer, chef collaborations, live music and games.

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9.6.16 Tuesday - 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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9.7.16 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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9.7.16 Wednesday - Viaduct Neighborhood Walking Tour

Ecologist Scott Quitel, founder of the LandHealth Institute will lead a tour of the Viaduct neighborhood and explore the topic: Resiliency and the Value of Nature in the City.

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9.7.16 Wednesday - PHS Pop Up Garden + Beaucycled

Meredith Greimel of Beaucycled will be offering customers an opportunity to pick their own tea cup and succulent and walking them through the process of planting their own.

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9.8.16 Thursday - Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart

Make your happy hour a little more colorful. The Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart leads art sessions full of color fun and creative crafts.

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9.8.16 Thursday - Photography: Capturing Late Summer Color

Join us for photography with Lisa Roper at Chanticleer with optimal light and without other visitors!

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9.8.16 Thursday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.9.16 Friday - Plant Disease Management with Robert Mulrooney

Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases in our landscapes.

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9.9.16 Friday - Philly on Tap Beer Tour

If you have enjoyed the beer selection at a PHS Pop Up Garden, tap into the Philly beer scene with an Urban Adventures tour!

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9.9.16 Friday - Fido Fridays

Bring your pups to Fido Fridays at the South Street Pop Up, the second Friday of August and September.

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9.10.16 Saturday - PHS Members Plant Dividend

Members will have the opportunity to choose a free* plant from thousands of plants (trees, shrubs, perennials and houseplants) propagated and donated by other PHS members and friends. Experts will be on hand to offer helpful advice.

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9.11.16 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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9.11.16 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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9.12.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

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

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9.12.16 Monday - Rain Check Workshop

Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered.

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9.13.16 Tuesday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.13.16 Tuesday - Brewsday Tuesday

Beer lovers rejoice! Every Tuesday will feature a brewery, special-release beer, chef collaborations, live music and games.

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9.14.16 Wednesday - Private Gardens of Owings Mills, MD

Join us for a stimulating day in northern Baltimore County as we visit Irvine Nature Center and three amazing private gardens. Our first stop is a rambling farmhouse filled with American paintings, furniture and decorative arts.

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9.14.16 Wednesday - Parks, Pop Ups and Placemakings

Join us for a special happy hour program exploring unique approaches to neighborhood placemaking.

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9.14.16 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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9.14.16 Wednesday - Twilight in the Arboretum

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment on the great lawn. Bring a picnic, stroll the grounds after-hours, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of twilight at the Barnes Arboretum.

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9.14.16 Wednesday - Chicory Floral Arranging Workshop with Seasonal Flowers

Fall is one of the most abundant seasons for local flowers. Join Chicory Florals for a special hands on workshop using exclusively locally grown flowers and foraged flowers of Philadelphia.

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9.15.16 Thursday - From Garden to Vase with Ron Mulray & Glenn Ashton

Head Gardener Glenn Ashton will talk about how to plant and make best use of a cutting garden, followed by a flower demonstration led by Ron Mulray in the Pennock House.

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9.15.16 Thursday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.16.16 Friday - Floral Design

Friday's, September 16, 23 and 30 join floral designer Rachel Burlington as she teaches floral arranging techniques.

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9.16.16 Friday - Plant Disease Management with Robert Mulrooney

Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases in our landscapes.

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9.16.16 Friday - Philly on Tap Beer Tour

If you have enjoyed the beer selection at a PHS Pop Up Garden, tap into the Philly beer scene with an Urban Adventures tour!

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9.17.16 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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9.17.16 Saturday - Tool Care

Shane LaBrake will discuss tool care, ergonomics and share many examples of tools for people to trial that may be useful for growing food. People are encouraged to bring their favorite tool to share with the class.

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9.17.16 Saturday - Meadowbrook Farm Fall Plant Party

Enjoy a fabulous fall day of shopping and fun at PHS Meadowbrook Farm.

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9.17.16 Saturday - Rejuvinate Your Garden with Nancy Bell

Early fall is a great time to take stock of your yard and make changes for next spring. Look for plants that are overgrown, have not provided the landscape impact you were hoping for, or are simply in the wrong place.

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9.17.16 Saturday - Tree ID Basics with Eileen Boyle and Duncan Himmelman, PhD

The native trees of the Appalachian Piedmont form the backbone of our local landscapes. Learn simple techniques to identify the most common species by examining bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and overall form.

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9.17.16 Saturday - Small Engines

Shane LaBrake will review basic information about how small engines work and the steps needed to care for small engines regularly used in urban gardening like mowers, weed wackers and tillers.

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9.18.16 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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9.19.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

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

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9.19.16 Monday - 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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9.20.16 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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9.20.16 Tuesday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.20.16 Tuesday - Brewsday Tuesday

Beer lovers rejoice! Every Tuesday will feature a brewery, special-release beer, chef collaborations, live music and games.

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9.21.16 Wednesday - Hillwood Museum & Gardens and Private Gardens Visit

Our first stop, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, is a fascinating property where we can explore the mansion (museum) and formal gardens.

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9.21.16 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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9.21.16 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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9.21.16 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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9.21.16 Wednesday - Viaduct Neighborhood Walking Tour

Ecologist Scott Quitel, founder of the LandHealth Institute will lead a tour of the Viaduct neighborhood and explore the topic: Resiliency and the Value of Nature in the City.

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9.21.16 Wednesday - PHS | Boardroom Bitter’s Program

This class will introduce you to the world of bitters and provide you with hands on experience. The program will focus on discussing how bitters are made and then show how the bitter can be applied to mixology and cooking.

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9.21.16 Wednesday - PHS Nerd Nite Philly Series

PHS Nerd Nite is a special 3-part collaboration between PHS and Nerd Nite Philly, featuring Nerd Nite's academic and entertaining talks at the PHS Pop Up Gardens.

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9.22.16 Thursday - Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart

Make your happy hour a little more colorful. The Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart leads art sessions full of color fun and creative crafts.

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9.22.16 Thursday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

Click here for more information

9.22.16 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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9.22.16 Thursday - Terrariums & Treats

Join Estate Gardener Julie Bare as she helps you make a beautiful terrarium to take home. Julie will teach you best practices in creating a terrarium as well as give you design ideas to make your own masterpiece.

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9.22.16 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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9.22.16 Thursday - 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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9.23.16 Friday - Floral Design

Friday's, September 16, 23 and 30 join floral designer Rachel Burlington as she teaches floral arranging techniques.

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9.23.16 Friday - Philly on Tap Beer Tour

If you have enjoyed the beer selection at a PHS Pop Up Garden, tap into the Philly beer scene with an Urban Adventures tour!

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9.23.16 Friday - Fido Friday

Bring your pups to Fido Fridays at the Rail Park Pop Up at the Viaduct, the fourth Friday of August and September.

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9.24.16 Saturday - Filbert Street Flower Market

Stop by the Filbert Street Flower Market to purchase fresh blooms, enjoy live music, a PHS ask-the-expert station and gardening and flower arranging demos throughout the day. The market is in partnership with and located adjacent to the Reading Terminal Market.

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9.24.16 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.

Click here for more information

9.25.16 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.

Click here for more information

9.25.16 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!

Click here for more information

9.26.16 Monday - Margarita Monday

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

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9.27.16 Tuesday - Let’s Do Tomatoes!

Let’s do tomatoes and get creative making Christina Maser Co.’s famous Tomato-Basil Pesto and Fresh Summer Salsa! This is a hands-on, fun, and tasty workshop led by Christina Maser Co. owner Gretchen Maser.

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9.27.16 Tuesday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

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9.27.16 Tuesday - 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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9.27.16 Tuesday - Stories from the Pop Up Garden

Join us in a monthly book club where we will read and discuss works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land.

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9.27.16 Tuesday - Brewsday Tuesday

Beer lovers rejoice! Every Tuesday will feature a brewery, special-release beer, chef collaborations, live music and games.

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9.28.16 Wednesday - Let’s Do Tomatoes!

Let’s do tomatoes and get creative making Christina Maser Co.’s famous Tomato-Basil Pesto and Fresh Summer Salsa! This is a hands-on, fun, and tasty workshop led by Christina Maser Co. owner Gretchen Maser.

Click here for more information

9.28.16 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.

Click here for more information

9.28.16 Wednesday - Oktoberfest at the Garden

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

Click here for more information

9.28.16 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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9.28.16 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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9.29.16 Thursday - The Versatility of Hollies: A Lecture, Lunch, Tour and Propagation Workshop

Join us for a wonderful day of learning all about the care, culture and propagation of hollies. Our day will start with a lecture by Sue Hunter, a dedicated professional horticulturist and career nursery owner for 30 years.

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9.29.16 Thursday - Philly Food Works CSA

Philly Foodworks delivers fresh & local food to over 50 locations in & around Philly -- including the PHS Pop-Up Gardens! It's Philly's most convenient and flexible farm share -- order what you want, when you want.

Click here for more information

9.29.16 Thursday - Oktoberfest at the Garden

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

Click here for more information

9.29.16 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.

Click here for more information

9.30.16 Friday - Floral Design

Friday's, September 16, 23 and 30 join floral designer Rachel Burlington as she teaches floral arranging techniques.

Click here for more information

9.30.16 Friday - Tree ID Basics with Eileen Boyle and Duncan Himmelman, PhD

The native trees of the Appalachian Piedmont form the backbone of our local landscapes. Learn simple techniques to identify the most common species by examining bark, leaves, twigs, fruit, and overall form.

Click here for more information

9.30.16 Friday - Oktoberfest at the Garden

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

Click here for more information

9.30.16 Friday - Philly on Tap Beer Tour

If you have enjoyed the beer selection at a PHS Pop Up Garden, tap into the Philly beer scene with an Urban Adventures tour!

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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 - The High Line and Whitney Museum, NYC

Join us for a stimulating day in New York City to visit two very popular attractions: The High Line and the new home of the Whitney Museum.

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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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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.

Click here for more information

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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10.13.16 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 - 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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10.15.16 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 - 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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10.20.16 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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10.21.16 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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10.23.16 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 - 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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10.24.16 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.

Click here for more information

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

10.25.16 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.

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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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10.29.16 Saturday - Halloween Weekend

The final weekend of the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street will be the scariest! Look out for costume contests and spooky cocktail specials.

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10.30.16 Sunday - Halloween Weekend

The final weekend of the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street will be the scariest! Look out for costume contests and spooky cocktail specials.

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10.30.16 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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10.31.16 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.

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10.31.16 Monday - Halloween Weekend

The final weekend of the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street will be the scariest! Look out for costume contests and spooky cocktail specials.

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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.

Click here for more information

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 Tours

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

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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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3.14.17 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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3.14.17 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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3.15.17 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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3.15.17 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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3.16.17 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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3.16.17 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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3.17.17 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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3.17.17 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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3.19.17 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

Morocco is a country of contrasts: the buzz of the medina and exotic souks in Marrakech, hidden gardens, long views to the mountains and warm, hospitable people happy to share their history over a glass of mint tea.

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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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August 2016 103 events

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12–4pm Green New World
5–10pm Margarita Monday
7:30–10pm Fishtown Beer Run
12–4pm Green New World
4–8pm Reggae Sundays
5–10pm Margarita Monday
5–7pm Fido Fridays
12–4pm Green New World
5–10pm Margarita Monday
12:30–3:30pm Make & Can Your Own Jam!
12–4pm Green New World
4–8pm Reggae Sundays
5–10pm Margarita Monday
6:30–7:30pm Tree Tending 101
6:30–7:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
5–7pm Fido Friday
 
2–6pm Patron Picnic
 
12–4pm Green New World
 
5–10pm Margarita Monday
 
 
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7:30–10pm Fishtown Beer Run
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2–11:59pm Luau at the Garden