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5.23.19 Thursday - Private Gardens of Northern Baltimore County - Part 1

Join us on a tour of three beautiful and unique private gardens located in the Baltimore area.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Easy Tree ID for Beginners

Join Duncan Himmelman, PhD, as he presents the best trees for our area and the ones to avoid planting. In-class lectures are reinforced with outdoor garden tours.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Shade Perennials

Join Chanticleer Plant Information Coordinator, Eric Hsu for a walk that showcases choice plants that bloom in spring.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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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5.23.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Beautiful Blooms

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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5.24.19 Friday - Flower Crown Fridays

Join @Gr33nglamour to make fresh flower crowns for $10.

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5.28.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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5.28.19 Tuesday - Tuesday Gardening Series: Terracotta Pot Painting & Planting

Learn the basics of planting and caring for your own bursting-with-beauty container garden.

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5.29.19 Wednesday - Peony's Envy Flower Farm Private Tour

Owner Kathleen Gagan will lead guests though the colorful display gardens near peak bloom while discuss the essentials of peony culture.

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5.29.19 Wednesday - Wednesday Walkabouts

Stop by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens on Wednesday afternoons this spring to rejoice in the re-emergence of our beautiful gardens

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5.30.19 Thursday - Fifth Thursdays - Sales, Talks and Tours!

Fifth Thursdays are open for all to visit Meadowbrook Farm and enjoy seasonal sales, horticultural talks and self-guided tours.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Ferns

Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak on this walk to learn a selection of species that are attractive from spring to fall and discover how you can incorporate them into your home garden.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Easy Tree ID for Beginners

Join Duncan Himmelman, PhD, as he presents the best trees for our area and the ones to avoid planting. In-class lectures are reinforced with outdoor garden tours.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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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5.31.19 Friday - Flower Crown Fridays

Join @Gr33nglamour to make fresh flower crowns for $10.

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6.4.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.4.19 Tuesday - UrbanStead Hand Salve Workshop

Learn how to make your own moisturizing salve at home using all natural ingredients like shea butter and beeswax.

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6.4.19 Tuesday - Michael Dirr Reception and Lecture: Trees You Never Knew Existed

Join Michael Dirr for this exciting lecture on new tree varieties to consider for your own landscape and beyond.

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6.4.19 Tuesday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden at South Street.

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6.5.19 Wednesday - Tropical Container Design: Incorporating Unusual Plants into Your Summer Containers

In this program, Benjamin Snyder, Greenhouse Manager, will walk you through the steps of grouping appropriate species, where to site them, and how to maintain them throughout the season.

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6.5.19 Wednesday - Spring Groundcovers

Discover ten attractive, tough, and versatile species to use as groundcovers for spring and early summer appeal with Duncan Himmelman, PhD.

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6.6.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Flower Bunches

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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6.6.19 Thursday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden at uCity Square.

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6.7.19 Friday - Gardens of Yorkshire and the Lake District

Discover spectacular estates and gardens with PHS Membership Director, Suzanne Betts on this visit to Yorkshire Gardens and the Lake District of Northern England.

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6.8.19 Saturday - Summer Solstice Salves: DIY Body Balm and Bug Repellent

Learn to create your own light and protective magical moisturizer that can double to help repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with homegrown herbs and botanical flowers.

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6.8.19 Saturday - Summer Celebration of Women in Horticulture

This event is a celebration of all those that support Women in Horticulture!

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6.9.19 Sunday - Compact Composting

Eileen Boyle will discuss the key elements of properly composting at home, what materials can be safely composted, and how to keep the compost bin from smelling.

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6.11.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.11.19 Tuesday - PHS Plant Swap and Orchid Tips & Tricks!

Join PHS and fellow plant enthusiasts for a monthly Plant Swap at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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6.12.19 Wednesday - Screen with Green

Anne Brennan, Gardens Manager, will present inspiration for using hedges, trellises, and pruning to delineate spaces in your garden and delight your eye.

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6.13.19 Thursday - Gardening with Native Plants

Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak on this walk to learn a selection of species that are attractive from spring to fall and discover how you can incorporate them into your home garden.

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6.13.19 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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6.13.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Leaf and Stem Cutting

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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6.14.19 Friday - Essential Native Trees & Shrubs for Your Garden

Ginger Woolridge, co-author of Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States, presents a selection of her favorite woody plants with attributes such as attractive bark, showy flowers, and the ability to tolerate wind, salt, or drought.

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6.15.19 Saturday - Community Gardens Day

Celebrate summer’s arrival at the Sixth Annual Community Gardens Day.

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6.15.19 Saturday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology

Create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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6.18.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.19.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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6.20.19 Thursday - Moss Gardening

In this walk, Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak looks at how to establish and maintain a moss garden, the cultural requirements for healthy moss, and good companion plants for the moss garden.

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6.20.19 Thursday - Tree Checkers Training

Attend this free session with PHS Tree Tenders and Lara Roman from the U.S. Forest Service and learn the basics of tree monitoring.

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6.20.19 Thursday - Third Thursdays - Seasonal Tours with a Twist

Third Thursdays are open to anyone interested in a seasonal tour of the estate house and gardens.

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6.20.19 Thursday - PHS Plant Swap and Orchid Tips & Tricks!

Join PHS and fellow plant enthusiasts for a monthly Plant Swap at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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6.21.19 Friday - Successful Small Space Gardening

Nancy Bell provides practical examples of easy-to-care-for colorful perennials, compact shrubs, vines, and small flowering trees that can transform your tiny bit of paradise into a beautiful and functional garden.

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6.21.19 Friday - Private Garden Visit: Delaware County

Join us for conversations at a private garden about many interesting plants, especially hostas (about 400 cultivars!), meadows, and much more.

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6.23.19 Sunday - PHS Garden Visits: Glenside, Elkins Park & Rydal Areas

These popular self-guided tours are an exclusive benefit for PHS Members and their guests

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6.25.19 Tuesday - PHS/PWD Rain Check

Through the Philadelphia Water Department’s Rain Check program, managed by PHS, Philadelphia residents can have stormwater management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price.

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6.26.19 Wednesday - Native Plants for Cut Flowers

During this talk and walk through the Ambler Arboretum gardens, learn which native plants are great as cut flowers and how to plan a cutting garden featuring native plants that will benefit you and the wildlife.

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6.27.19 Thursday - Private Gardens of Northern Baltimore County - Part 2

A second trip to this garden-rich area of Maryland has been added! These are three completely different gardens than the visit on May 23.

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6.27.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Fabulous Flowers

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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6.29.19 Saturday - Composting Miniseries: Community Small-Scale Composting

Learn what, where and how to compost, and how to build a compost bin.

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7.2.19 Tuesday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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7.9.19 Tuesday - PHS Plant Swap and Orchid Tips & Tricks!

Join PHS and fellow plant enthusiasts for a monthly Plant Swap at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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7.9.19 Tuesday - Urban Stead Farm Table Hand-Made Sale!

Urban Stead Farm Table hand-made hand balms, crafts and farm grown produce for sale by the teens who made or grew then with the Urban Stead team.

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7.11.19 Thursday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden at uCity Square.

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7.11.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Roots, What's Next?

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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7.13.19 Saturday - Save the Veggies: Food Preservation 101

Sally McCabe and Ed Mitinger of PHS, along with Cindy Bly of EPRA will help you save the veggies and stop spoilage.

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7.16.19 Tuesday - Horticulture Quizzo with Mike McGrath

Join us for a fun few rounds of horticulture themed Quizzo hosted by You Bet Your Garden’s Mike McGrath.

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7.17.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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7.17.19 Wednesday - Artist's Reception Wallflowers

Meet artist Kathleen Kelly at a wine and cheese reception and learn about her colorful and whimsical oil renderings in her “Wallflower” series on view in the PHS McLean Library.

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7.18.19 Thursday - Third Thursdays - Seasonal Tour with a Twist

Third Thursdays are open to anyone interested in a seasonal tour of the estate house and gardens.

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7.18.19 Thursday - PHS Plant Swap and Orchid Tips & Tricks!

Join PHS and fellow plant enthusiasts for a monthly Plant Swap at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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7.20.19 Saturday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology

Create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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7.24.19 Wednesday - Black Men Trellising

Learn how to build a trellis from easy to find materials and best practices for supporting your plants.

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7.25.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Summer Delights

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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8.1.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Smells in the Garden

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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8.1.19 Thursday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden at uCity Square.

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8.6.19 Tuesday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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8.8.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Woody Plant Propagation

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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8.15.19 Thursday - Third Thursdays - Seasonal Tours with a Twist

Third Thursdays are open to anyone interested in a seasonal tour of the estate house and gardens.

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8.17.19 Saturday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology

Create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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8.21.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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8.22.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Seasonal Scents DIY, "Tussie Mussie"

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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8.27.19 Tuesday - Fire Cider Demo with Seed Circle Library

Keith Monahan from Seed Circle Library will be bringing in his Seed to Sovereignty arc program to do a demo on how fire cider is an herbal infusion that is used for coughs and colds.

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8.27.19 Tuesday - Flower Power: DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

Join Nyambi Royster of The Artisan of Nyambi Naturals for this hands-on workshop and create relaxing, detoxifying, immune boosting and skin soothing bath bombs.

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9.3.19 Tuesday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop Up Garden at South Street.

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9.5.19 Thursday - First Thursdays: Family Fun in the Garden - Leaf Printing

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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9.5.19 Thursday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden at uCity Square.

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9.5.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.7.19 Saturday - Composting Miniseries - Wonder Worms: Vermicompost

In this brief introduction to worm composting, Olade Olayinka will demonstrate the basic procedure and provide all the necessary information needed to get you and your superhero worms started.

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9.11.19 Wednesday - Seeding Keeping: Storytelling, Liberation and How to Save Seeds

Owen Taylor and Chris Bolden-Newsome of True Love Seeds and Sankofa Community Farm present an engaging workshop on how keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future.

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9.12.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Grafting Demonstration

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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9.12.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.19.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.19.19 Thursday - Third Thursdays - Seasonal Tours with a Twist

Third Thursdays are open to anyone interested in a seasonal tour of the estate house and gardens.

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9.21.19 Saturday - PHS Members' Plant Dividend

PHS Members can choose free plants, including perennials, shrubs, houseplants, and trees that will beautify indoor and outdoor gardens for many years to come.

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9.21.19 Saturday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology

Create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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9.24.19 Tuesday - Cold-Process Soap Demo with Seed Circle Library

Keith Monahan from Seed Circle Library will be doing a demonstration on cold-process soap featuring calendula and luffa, two of the seeds offered through the library.

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9.25.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.25.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.26.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Fall Florals

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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10.1.19 Tuesday - Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Join Ketel One Botanical at the PHS Pop up Garden South Street.

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10.2.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.2.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.16.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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11.7.19 Thursday - Seasonal Gardens of Japan

Explore notable gardens in and around Kyoto and Tokyo with a variety of different garden styles.

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1.4.20 Saturday - Gardens, Wine & Wilderness - Gardens of New Zealand

Escape the winter and under balmy skies visit some of nature’s most spectacular scenery, interspersed with examples of New Zealand’s culture showcasing its gardens, architecture, artwork, cuisine and wines.

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May 2019 37 events

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9:00am–2:00pm Spring Plant Sale
10:00am–1:00pm 80th Annual Herb Sale
6:30pm–8:00pm Garden Trends Report 2019
5:00pm–6:00pm PECO Green Roof Tour
4:00pm–7:00pm Flower Crown Fridays
6:00pm–8:00pm PHS/PWD Rain Check
10:00am–12:00pm Edible Plants Walk & Talk
5:30pm–7:30pm Shade Perennials
5:30pm–7:30pm Easy Tree ID for Beginners
4:00pm–7:00pm Flower Crown Fridays
5:30pm–7:30pm Ferns
4:00pm–7:00pm Flower Crown Fridays
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