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10.30.15 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In 2014-15, PHS ran a very successful series of tree lectures/webinars that have been archived.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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2.1.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.2.16 Tuesday - Agriculture for City Folks

This course will focus on issues we need to understand in order to make informed judgments about important topics related to food and farming.

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2.3.16 Wednesday - Weed Science

This course, taught by Instructor Scott Guiser, addresses the biology and classification of unwanted plants and covers management options using an Integrated Pest Management approach.

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2.4.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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2.15.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.16.16 Tuesday - Behind-the-Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour

Join Greenhouse Manager Nate Roehrich on a tour of the greenhouses, highlighting plants that will be used in the 2016 Flower Show, “Explore America.”

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2.16.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.16.16 Tuesday - Agriculture for City Folks

This course will focus on issues we need to understand in order to make informed judgments about important topics related to food and farming.

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2.17.16 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.

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2.17.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.17.16 Wednesday - Weed Science

This course, taught by Instructor Scott Guiser, addresses the biology and classification of unwanted plants and covers management options using an Integrated Pest Management approach.

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2.17.16 Wednesday - Native Evergreens

Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, and habitats of approximately 20 native conifers and broadleaved evergreens.

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2.18.16 Thursday - Nomenclature: What is in a Plant’s Name?

Join Meadowbrook Farm Staff for a brown bag lunch and learn how proper nomenclature works and why it changes.

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2.18.16 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.

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2.18.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.18.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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2.19.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.20.16 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.

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2.20.16 Saturday - Marvels of Migration

Discover the amazing world of bird migration with naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul.

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2.20.16 Saturday - Bloom Philly Festival: Decorating Contest

Windows and lobbies put on their spring best to celebrate the Flower Show.

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2.20.16 Saturday - Landscape For Life

Instructors Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford will show how to create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature.

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2.21.16 Sunday - Run Into Spring 5K

Kickoff Bloom Philly Festival with the second annual Philadelphia Flower Show Run Into Spring 5K!

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2.22.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.23.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.23.16 Tuesday - Agriculture for City Folks

This course will focus on issues we need to understand in order to make informed judgments about important topics related to food and farming.

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2.24.16 Wednesday - Bloom Philly Festival: Sip and Skate with CCD at Rothman Rink

The CCD Winter Sips and Skates takes place on Wednesday, February 24 in Center City at the Rothman Cabin and Rothman Rink.

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2.24.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.24.16 Wednesday - Weed Science

This course, taught by Instructor Scott Guiser, addresses the biology and classification of unwanted plants and covers management options using an Integrated Pest Management approach.

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2.24.16 Wednesday - Native Evergreens

Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, and habitats of approximately 20 native conifers and broadleaved evergreens.

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2.25.16 Thursday - Fundamentals off Pruning

In this hands-on workshop led by Anne Brennan, you will learn basic pruning principles, how to make proper cuts, the best times of year to prune different species, and how to select and maintain tools.

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2.25.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.25.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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2.26.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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2.27.16 Saturday - Bloom Philly Festival: Ultimate Pop Up Picnic

Get outside to throw a Frisbee, bring a picnic basket and enjoy a unique version of this great American pastime.

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2.27.16 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.

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2.27.16 Saturday - Landscape For Life

Instructors Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford will show how to create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature.

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2.29.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.1.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.2.16 Wednesday - The New Front Yard

Learn how to substitute invasive plants with native trees, shrubs, and perennials that feature multi-seasonal interest, support songbirds, and provide wildlife habitat.

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3.2.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.2.16 Wednesday - Weed Science

This course, taught by Instructor Scott Guiser, addresses the biology and classification of unwanted plants and covers management options using an Integrated Pest Management approach.

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3.3.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.3.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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3.4.16 Friday - Black Tie Preview Party

Celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Flower Show Preview Party among the gardens on Friday, March 4.

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3.4.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.5.16 Saturday - Cabin Fever Country Hoedown

Shake off winter blues with dancing, evening live music and boot-scootin’ fun in Base Camp.

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3.5.16 Saturday - Landscape For Life

Instructors Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford will show how to create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature.

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3.5.16 Saturday - Introduction to Botanical Art

Be inspired to draw plants in a fresh, naturalistic way in this introductory class taught by John Gist. Begin by carefully observing the subject to appreciate its form and structure, and then practice drawing it using pen and pencil.

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3.7.16 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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3.7.16 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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3.7.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.8.16 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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3.8.16 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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3.8.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.9.16 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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3.9.16 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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3.9.16 Wednesday - Wedding Wednesday

You are invited to Wedding Wednesday hosted by Philadelphia Wedding magazine, an evening filled with helpful planning tools and great ideas.

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3.9.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.9.16 Wednesday - Weed Science

This course, taught by Instructor Scott Guiser, addresses the biology and classification of unwanted plants and covers management options using an Integrated Pest Management approach.

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3.10.16 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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3.10.16 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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3.10.16 Thursday - Tree Care Update

Bartlett Tree Experts and PHS are delighted to co-sponsor the Tree Care Update, an annual seminar for tree professionals and those dedicated to planting and preserving trees.

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3.10.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.10.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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3.11.16 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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3.11.16 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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3.11.16 Friday - Fido Friday

In partnership with PAWS, the Flower Show’s Fido Friday invites four-legged and two-legged friends to experience the Show together.

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3.11.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.12.16 Saturday - Landscape For Life

Instructors Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford will show how to create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature.

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3.12.16 Saturday - Introduction to Botanical Art

Be inspired to draw plants in a fresh, naturalistic way in this introductory class taught by John Gist. Begin by carefully observing the subject to appreciate its form and structure, and then practice drawing it using pen and pencil.

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3.13.16 Sunday - Flower Show Jamboree

The Flower Show Jamboree will feature activities throughout the day for young families.

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3.13.16 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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3.13.16 Sunday - Gardening with Deer

You’ve chosen the most beautiful plant at the garden center, worked a half-day to plant it in the perfect spot, just to find the next day it has disappeared! There are tell-tale hoof prints of deer in your soil. What to do?

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3.14.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.15.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.16.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.16.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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3.17.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.17.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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3.18.16 Friday - Best Native Plants for Pollinators

Native pollinators are currently threatened by a number of factors, including a lack of nutritious floral resources, specifically pollen and nectar.

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3.18.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.19.16 Saturday - PHS Members Only Post-Flower Show Plant Sale

Select plants from the entrance garden of the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will be available for purchase by PHS members on Saturday, March 19, at PHS Meadowbrook Farm

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3.19.16 Saturday - Landscape For Life

Instructors Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford will show how to create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature.

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3.19.16 Saturday - Introduction to Botanical Art

Be inspired to draw plants in a fresh, naturalistic way in this introductory class taught by John Gist. Begin by carefully observing the subject to appreciate its form and structure, and then practice drawing it using pen and pencil.

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3.20.16 Sunday - Build Your Own Rainbarrel System

Build and take home a customized ready-to-install rainbarrel system.

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3.21.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.22.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.23.16 Wednesday - Terrariums and Treats

Join Estate Gardener Julie Bare as she helps you make a beautiful terrarium to take home. Enjoy wine and snacks. Bring a friend and make it a fun night.

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3.23.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.23.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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3.24.16 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.

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3.24.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.24.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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3.25.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.28.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.29.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.29.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

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3.30.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.30.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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3.30.16 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Basic Training - Chester County

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

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3.31.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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3.31.16 Thursday - Botanical Illustration

Using both pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions with instructor Marylyn Waltzer.

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4.1.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.2.16 Saturday - Organic Vegetable Gardening

Jump-start your own organic vegetable garden this spring and inspire your appetite for growing and designing with vegetables, edible plants, and herbs.

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4.4.16 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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4.4.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.5.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.5.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

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4.6.16 Wednesday - Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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4.6.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.6.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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4.6.16 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Basic Training - Chester County

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

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4.7.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

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4.7.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.8.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.10.16 Sunday - New Plant Introductions for 2016 with David Culp

The Bethlehem Garden Club, the Hardy Plant Society and PHS will jointly sponsor a garden lecture by David Culp, a celebrated gardener, author of The Layered Garden and Vice President of Sunny Borders Nursery in Connecticut.

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4.11.16 Monday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.12.16 Tuesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.12.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

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4.12.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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4.13.16 Wednesday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.13.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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4.13.16 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Basic Training - Chester County

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

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4.14.16 Thursday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.15.16 Friday - Exhibit: Road Trip - National Parks in the 1940s

Take a tour, via vintage photos, through our national parks. See some of our most famous parks as they looked to Americans in the 1940s. Free and open to the public during business hours, Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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4.16.16 Saturday - Propagation: Starting from Seed & Cuttings

Gardener Emma Seniuk will lead a demonstration on how effective propagation can prepare your garden to be beautiful all season.

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4.16.16 Saturday - Pearls of Another Time: A Celebration of Daffodils in Bartram’s Garden

Sara L. Van Beck, author of Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940, visits Bartram’s Garden to tell the fascinating story of Narcissus and their journey from the Mediterranean basin to the gardens of historic Philadelphia.

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4.19.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

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4.19.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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4.20.16 Wednesday - Lotus Farm to Table - Host the Perfect Spring Party

Join us for an evening session with Lotus Farm to Table Restaurant Chef Ryan Sulikowski and owner Courtney Rozsas as they give ideas for a memorable spring party and invite you to sample an array of light appetizers and cocktails infused with seasonal herbs.

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4.20.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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4.22.16 Friday - Improve Health and Quality of Life Naturally

Research has shown that both physical and visual access to nature can help us recover faster from illness.

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4.26.16 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.

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4.26.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

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4.26.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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4.26.16 Tuesday - Springtime in Holland and Belgium

This event is sold out. To place your name on the waiting list please contact Suzanne Betts at SBetts@Pennhort.org or 215.988.8819.

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4.27.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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4.28.16 Thursday - Building a Wild Bee House

As honeybee populations suffer from colony collapse disorder, gardeners look for ways to benefit our gentle native bees. If you are interested in attracting wild bees to your yard or garden, join us for this workshop.

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4.28.16 Thursday - Beer: The Botaincal Miracle that Changed Mankind

This class and tasting will be led by Dr. Lynn Hoffman, an adjunct professor, journalist, and founder of Culinary Arts at Drexel University.

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4.30.16 Saturday - PHS Member’s Appreciation Day at Mt Cuba

All PHS Members are invited to come to visit Mt. Cuba Center free of charge for this day only. Enjoy walking the grounds of this stunning botanical garden either on your own or join one of the guided garden highlight walks at 11 am and 2 pm.

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5.2.16 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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5.3.16 Tuesday - Urban Plant Ecology

This course will cover the basics of plant ecology, with a focus on principles especially relevant to plants growing in urban (and sub-urban) areas. Multiple examples and illustrations from Philadelphia will be drawn upon to develop the core principles discussed in the class.

Click here for more information

5.3.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

Click here for more information

5.4.16 Wednesday - Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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5.4.16 Wednesday - How to Create a Community Garden

Learn what it takes to get a community garden started. Open to groups, individuals, educators, and anyone interested in gardening with others.

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5.5.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

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5.5.16 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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

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5.6.16 Friday - Stressed Out! Using Botanical Phytotherapy

Learn how to make herbal home remedies for stress relief and relaxation, including teas, decoctions, poultices, and aromatherapy that use calming herbs like chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, licorice root, and peppermint.

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5.9.16 Monday - 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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5.10.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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5.11.16 Wednesday - Ground to Glass: A Hands-On Cocktail Class and Herb Planting

Join Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails, as he leads us through how to make delicious cocktails using herbs from the garden. Each participant will have their own mixing station to try their hand at making some of Aaron’s signature cocktails.

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5.12.16 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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

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5.13.16 Friday - Mural Arts Walking Tour: Mural Mile South Walk

Philadelphia has become known as “The City of Murals” through the efforts of Jane Golden and the Mural Arts Program, which began in the 1980’s to curb graffiti plaguing public city spaces.

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5.13.16 Friday - Everyday Health: Fun & Tasty Herbal Prevention

Did you know that the compounds in garlic, turmeric, pepper, and ginger can help prevent many chronic health conditions?

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5.14.16 Saturday - Meadowbrook Spring Fling

Spring Open House at Meadowbrook Farm - visit the gardens and shop for spring plants.

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5.15.16 Sunday - PHS Garden Visits

These popular self guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS Members and their guests. PHS will provide garden descriptions, driving directions, and a map.

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5.16.16 Monday - 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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5.17.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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5.18.16 Wednesday - Beer: The Garden in Your Glass-Hops and Other Ways That Cereal Becomes Celestial

This demonstration and tasting will be led by Dr. Lynn Hoffman, an adjunct professor, journalist, and founder of Culinary Arts at Drexel University. Lynn has a passion for beer––its history, chemistry, culinary versatility, and the excitement of discovering fine beers and creating new recipes.

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5.19.16 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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

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5.22.16 Sunday - PHS Garden Visits

PHS members will visit private gardens in and around Chester County, PA from noon to 5pm on Sunday, May 22, 2016 . These popular self guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS members and their guests.

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5.23.16 Monday - Ferns and Their Allies at the Barnes Arboretum

In this workshop, expand your knowledge of both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for our region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective design combinations with ferns.

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5.23.16 Monday - 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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5.24.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

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5.31.16 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. With specific demonstrations and techniques, learn to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic.

Click here for more information

6.1.16 Wednesday - Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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6.2.16 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Discussion Group

Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or non-fiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the meeting.

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6.3.16 Friday - Make a Pest-Free Home, Naturally

Learn simple recipes to keep bugs at bay with non-toxic herbal and mineral solutions.

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6.6.16 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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6.6.16 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

Join us in this 3-part class where Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler, curator emeritus of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University relates remarkable tales of early American plant exploration (particularly by John and William Bartram) by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.13.16 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

Join us in this 3-part class where Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler, curator emeritus of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University relates remarkable tales of early American plant exploration (particularly by John and William Bartram) by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.20.16 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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6.20.16 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

Join us in this 3-part class where Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler, curator emeritus of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University relates remarkable tales of early American plant exploration (particularly by John and William Bartram) by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.23.16 Thursday - Evening Lecture: The Art of Gardening

Join us for us very special evening as we learn more about the brilliance and horticultural knowledge that went into creating the stunning book, "The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer.”

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6.29.16 Wednesday - Day Trip: New York Gardens- Untermyer and Wave Hill

Our first stop will be Untermyer Gardens, a historic park of 43 acres, situated in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, just north of New York City.

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6.30.16 Thursday - Moss Gardening

Mosses are adaptable for many garden uses, including: creating soft bed edges, foundations for low-traffic paths, and displays that stand alone in green grandeur.

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7.1.16 Friday - Sussex Gardens & Hampton Court Flower Show

This event is sold out. To place your name on the waiting list please contact Suzanne Betts at SBetts@Pennhort.org or 215.988.8819.

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7.6.16 Wednesday - Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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9.10.16 Saturday - Fall Plant Party

A day for plant enthusiasts with an emphasis on fall planting and relevant information for gardeners.

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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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9.22.16 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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9.28.16 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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9.29.16 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.

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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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10.6.16 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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10.15.16 Saturday - Fall Open House

A community day with fall themed events for the family.

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12.3.16 Saturday - Holiday Open House

A festive day with the house decorated for the holidays and special retail events.

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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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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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1:30pm Weed Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:30pm Weed Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:30pm Weed Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8:30–9:30am Run Into Spring 5K
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:30pm Weed Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10am–2:30pm Fundamentals off Pruning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1–2:30pm The New Front Yard
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