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5.30.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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5.26.17 Friday - The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center’s - Community Propagation Program

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is pleased to announce their 2017 Community Propagation Program! This program invites Philadelphia gardeners and growers to rent table space in their production greenhouses to propagate plants for Philadelphia gardens and farms.

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5.31.17 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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5.31.17 Wednesday - Hands-On Gardening Series

Garden Tenders will host classes this Spring. Get back into the garden with PHS.

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5.31.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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5.31.17 Wednesday - Weeds 101

Weeds are an inevitable nuisance for gardeners, so being able to accurately ID them helps keep them at bay! Scott Freedman and Duncan Himmelman, PhD, will teach you how to recognize the most common annual and perennial lawn and garden weeds in our area using leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds.

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5.31.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.1.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.1.17 Thursday - Chester 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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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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6.2.17 Friday - Workshop: Macro Photography

Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. This class runs two Fridays, June 2 and 16, 2017, 7am-12pm.

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6.2.17 Friday - In the Garden: Chestnut Hill and nearby West Mt Airy

Visit two lovely gardens designed and maintained by Toni Ann Flanigan of Philadelphia Gardens, Inc. The first small garden in Chestnut Hill is carefully planted with interesting trees and shrubs that reduce traffic sounds and provide privacy and a feeling of intimacy.

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6.2.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.3.17 Saturday - Staghorn Fern Mounting Workshop

Join Meadowbrook Farm Propagator John Kaszan for this hands-on workshop. John will show you the techniques behind mounting a staghorn fern. All participants will go home with their own mounted fern and care instructions.

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6.4.17 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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6.5.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.5.17 Monday - PWD Rain Check Program

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have storm water management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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6.6.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.7.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.7.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.8.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.8.17 Thursday - Dry Gardening

Chanticleer Horticulturist, Lisa Roper, will lead a walk that looks at the many layers of the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer. This south-facing, drought-tolerant garden has a mix of perennials, grasses, annuals, and succulents.

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6.8.17 Thursday - Chester 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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6.8.17 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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6.9.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.9.17 Friday - Hand Printing from Nature Workshop

Create beautiful, detailed, life-size images of plants and fruits. Artist and author Laura Bethmann will guide you through the art, craft, and science of the ancient technique of nature printing.

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6.9.17 Friday - Spring Fitness Walks

Join Eileen Hazard and Lou Schurter and enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Cuba Center's gardens, forests, and meadows this spring. Experience stunning displays of early season ephemerals followed by flowering trees, shrubs, and native perennials.

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6.10.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome 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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6.10.17 Saturday - Make Your Own Succulent Wreath

Join Meadowbrook Farm's Cynthia Wright as she teaches the techniques for creating an amazing living wreath, featuring beautiful, hardy succulents in an array of colors and textures that will provide year-round interest. Each participant will take home a 14-inch living, succulent wreath and care instructions.

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6.12.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.12.17 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

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 by John and William Bartram by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.13.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.13.17 Tuesday - Mural Arts Paint Day!

Experience the amazing collection of public art with a professionally trained guide who will discuss the intriguing stories behind the murals and the history of the program. After the tour, visitors will go into the studio and add their own creative touch to a mural!

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6.13.17 Tuesday - 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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6.13.17 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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6.14.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.14.17 Wednesday - Color in the Garden

Color is one of the most noticeable ways of expressing your personality in the garden. Eva Monheim will show you how to use color when choosing plants and how the principals of color theory can help you determine the combination that works best for you.

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6.14.17 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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6.14.17 Wednesday - Vermicomposting Workshop

Worm bins are a great way to compost your food scraps at home-even in apartments and condos. The result is an extremely nutritious soil amendment for gardens, potted plants, houseplants or gifting to your gardener friends! Collecting all the necessary supplies to build a worm bin can be challenging.

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6.14.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.15.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.15.17 Thursday - Wildflower Centerpieces

Bring the bounty and beauty of native flowers indoors this season with a fresh floral arrangement. Ken Norman, AIFD, will show you how to create a natural, organic look using wildflowers, native greenery, and everyday glass vases.

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6.15.17 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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6.16.17 Friday - Workshop: Macro Photography

Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. This class runs two Fridays, June 2 and 16, 2017, 7am-12pm.

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6.16.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.16.17 Friday - Glorious Shade Book Launch: Lecture & Tea with Jenny Rose Carey

Join us to launch Jenny Rose Carey's new book from Timber Press, "Glorious Shade", with a brief lecture and tea and cookies in the PHS Town Hall. There will be books and Jenny's favorite shade plants available for sale.

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6.17.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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6.17.17 Saturday - Community Gardens Day: Trolley Mural & Garden Tour

In celebration of Community Gardens Day, this special tour will include stops at some of Philadelphia’s most vibrant and unique community gardens along with several beautiful murals.

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6.17.17 Saturday - PWD Rain Check Program

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have storm water management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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6.19.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.19.17 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

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 by John and William Bartram by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.20.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.20.17 Tuesday - Beekeeping 101

Join Lou Naylor, President of the NJ Mid-State Beekeepers Association and the New Jersey Director of the Eastern Apiculture Society, for a great overview of beekeeping. Lou manages the hives at Meadowbrook Farm and will show you firsthand what it takes to provide a happy home for our bee friends.

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6.21.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.21.17 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

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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6.21.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.22.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.22.17 Thursday - Embracing Shade

Do you have deep shade and dry soil where nothing wants to grow? Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemyslaw Walczak to learn how to make these difficult conditions more conducive to growing great plants.

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6.22.17 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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6.22.17 Thursday - Native Hydrangeas: Out of the Wild and Into the Garden

Fred Spicer, Executive Vice President and Director of the Chicago Botanic Garden, describes the natural habitats, ornamental features, optimal care, and garden uses of our four native hydrangea species and 20 different cultivars, both modern and traditional.

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6.23.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.23.17 Friday - Contain Your Enthusiasm

If you love container gardens but don't know where to start, then this series of classes with Marty White is for you. Create combinations of native plants that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to care for, and support our resident pollinators.

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6.26.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.26.17 Monday - Treasures of the McLean Library

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 by John and William Bartram by examining 18th and 19th century illustrated rare books and catalogs from the McLean Library.

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6.27.17 Tuesday - How to Build a School Garden

Bring the classroom outside and learn how to design, build and maintain a school garden.

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6.27.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.28.17 Wednesday - How to Build a School Garden

Bring the classroom outside and learn how to design, build and maintain a school garden.

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6.28.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.28.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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6.28.17 Wednesday - Ground to Glass: Cocktails and Herbs

Join Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails as he leads us in making cocktails using herbs from the garden. Participants will have their own mixing stations to try their hand at making some of Aaron's signature cocktails.

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6.29.17 Thursday - How to Build a School Garden

Bring the classroom outside and learn how to design, build and maintain a school garden.

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6.29.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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6.29.17 Thursday - Hand Printing from Nature Workshop

Create beautiful, detailed, life-size images of plants and fruits. Artist and author Laura Bethmann will guide you through the art, craft and science of the ancient technique of Nature Printing. Explore the basic process using the inks and paper. Discover many uses for nature printing and its fascinating history.

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6.29.17 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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6.30.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.3.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.4.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.5.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.5.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.6.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.7.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.8.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome 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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7.10.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.11.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.12.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.12.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.13.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.13.17 Thursday - House and Garden Tour

Take a tour of the home and garden at Chanticleer and see the staff's newest garden projects.

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7.14.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.14.17 Friday - Small Space Gardening

Learn how you can optimize your outdoor space to make room for a beautiful and functional garden.

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7.14.17 Friday - Southeast Pennsylvania Tree Management Workshop

Discover how your municipality can create a sustainable community forestry program, explore how trees can address MS4 issues, and learn about pest threats to your trees as well as the resources available to your municipality.

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7.15.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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7.15.17 Saturday - Nature-Inspired Earrings

Looking for jewelry with a nature-inspired touch? Make your own with handmade and foraged materials at Mt. Cuba.

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7.15.17 Saturday - Southeast Pennsylvania Tree Management Workshop

Discover how your municipality can create a sustainable community forestry program, explore how trees can address MS4 issues, and learn about pest threats to your trees as well as the resources available to your municipality.

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7.17.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.18.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.19.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.19.17 Wednesday - Begonia Propagation Workshop

PHS Meadowbrook Farm's Greenhouse Manager Nathan Roehrich instructs this hands-on propagating workshop with a focus on begonias.

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7.19.17 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

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.

Click here for more information

7.19.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.20.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.20.17 Thursday - Fabulous Phlox

Consider adding the colorful perennial garden phlox to your outdoor spaces. Mt. Cuba will host a discussion of these top-performing blooms.

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7.20.17 Thursday - Pruning for Beginners

Chanticleer Horticulturist Doug Croft will demonstrate the techniques of pruning and instruct proper use and care of tools.

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7.21.17 Friday - Woody Plant Conference

This conference offers CEU’s for: International Society of Arboriculture credited arborists; PA Dept of Agriculture for Pesticide Recertification; Pennsylvania and New Jersey landscape architects; PA Certified Horticulturists.

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7.21.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.24.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.25.17 Tuesday - Garden Visit: Conestoga House and Garden & Wright’s Ferry Mansion

Explore the summer gardens of Conestoga House, estate of the late James Hale and Louise McClure Steinman of Lancaster, and Wright's Ferry Mansion in Columbia, Pennsylvania situated along the Susquehanna River.

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7.25.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.26.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.26.17 Wednesday - Yoga at Mt. Cuba, Section B

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting with Michael Fahey. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health.

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7.27.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.27.17 Thursday - International Trip Presentation: The Gardens of Morocco

Have you travelled with PHS yet? Join Membership Director, Suzanne Betts, for a wonderful presentation on her recent member’s trip to Morocco.

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7.28.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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7.29.17 Saturday - Intergenerational Gardening: A Workshop for Kids, Parents, and Grandparents

Bring the whole family! Join Horticultural Educator and Meadowbrook Farm staffer, India Simons for this hands-on gardening workshop for all ages.

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7.31.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.1.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.2.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.2.17 Wednesday - Workshop: Habitat Restoration Part 2

Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species for the same resources. Nate Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands Manager, and staff will take you through the process of habitat restoration to improve ecosystem function.

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8.2.17 Wednesday - Edible Flower Garden Party

Join the co-author of Edible Flowers: A Global History, Constance Kirker, for an evening of floral delights.

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8.3.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.3.17 Thursday - Workshop: Ecological Garden Design

Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, leads us through the design process of ecological landscaping and demonstrates methods of turning a creative concept into a sustainable and maintainable garden.

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8.3.17 Thursday - Insider Look: Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chanticleer Gardens and learn about the garden's sustainable design.

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8.4.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.7.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.8.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.9.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.9.17 Wednesday - Workshop: Plant Health Care Diagnostics

Learn how to successfully identify these disorders in the field, develop management strategies to prevent them, and improve plant health care programs to keep trees living longer.

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8.10.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.10.17 Thursday - Workshop: Ecological Garden Design

Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, leads us through the design process of ecological landscaping and demonstrates methods of turning a creative concept into a sustainable and maintainable garden.

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8.10.17 Thursday - Leaf Casting

Capture the natural textures and depressions of plants in an artistic way. Participants will take their casting home to cure and decorate their garden.

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8.11.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.12.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome 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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8.14.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.15.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.16.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.16.17 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

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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8.16.17 Wednesday - City Harvest Field Day On Intercropping, Cover-cropping, and Soil Fertility

Hosted By City Harvest Staff at Bartram's Garden and Community Farm and Food Resource Center.

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8.17.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.18.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Laura Bethmann - Nature Print Paintings

Artist Laura Bethmann uses nature printing -- a centuries-old process of applying ink or paint directly to plants to press life-sized images on paper -- as the groundwork for her highly original mixed-media compositions on paper.

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8.19.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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8.24.17 Thursday - Performance Pruning

Chanticleer Horticulturist Doug Croft will discuss the best timing to ensure optimum blooms, as well as outline how to improve the plant’s shape and habit.

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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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9.7.17 Thursday - Photography: Capturing Late Summer Color

Chanticleer Horticulturist and photographer Lisa Roper will lead us into the garden to instruct basic photography principles and how capture optimal light when photographing outdoor spaces.

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9.13.17 Wednesday - Private Gardens of Nutley, NJ and Greenwood Gardens

See the wonderful gardens of Nutley, NJ and Greenwood Gardens in their splendor with PHS.

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9.13.17 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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9.14.17 Thursday - Designing with Native Plants

Learn a variety of strategies for selecting the native plants for your next garden design project.

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9.14.17 Thursday - Making Salsa and Sauces from the Garden

Join the knowledgeable staff at Meadowbrook Farm for a fun afternoon of vegetable gardening tips and cooking demonstration.

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9.15.17 Friday - Contain Your Enthusiasm

If you love container gardens but don't know where to start, then this series of classes with Marty White is for you. Create combinations of native plants that are aesthetically pleasing, easy to care for, and support our resident pollinators.

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9.16.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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9.16.17 Saturday - Workshop: Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Learn how to net and tag monarchs in an effort to collect vital information on migratory pathways, weather influence, and the butterfly's survival rate.

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9.18.17 Monday - 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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9.20.17 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

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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9.20.17 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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9.21.17 Thursday - Ecological Gardening

Participants will learn how to achieve a wild garden aesthetic with plants that will work best in the mid-Atlantic region and how to maintain the garden over time.

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9.21.17 Thursday - City Harvest Field Day Insect Mini Beast Mansions

Hosted by City Harvest Staff and Florum Flowers at PHS Town Hall.

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9.21.17 Thursday - Insect Mini Beast Mansions

Melissa Palmer of Florum Flowers will lead a hands-on workshop to create habitat for pollinators. Family friendly activity.

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9.25.17 Monday - 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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9.27.17 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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9.28.17 Thursday - Brooklyn Botanic Garden and The Brooklyn Museum of Art

Join us for a guided tour and lunch at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and visit the nearby Brooklyn Museum for an introductory tour of their collections.

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9.30.17 Saturday - Arranging From the Garden

Take a walk through the garden at Chanticleer and learn how the staff selects and harvests flowers for arrangements from the garden.

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10.2.17 Monday - 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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10.6.17 Friday - Workshop: Habitat Restoration, Part 3

Non-native invasive plants are taking over our natural habitats and competing with native species for the same resources. Nate Shampine, Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands Manager, and staff will take you through the process of habitat restoration to improve ecosystem function.

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10.11.17 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training Series - Philadelphia

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.14.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome 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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10.16.17 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

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10.18.17 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

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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10.18.17 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training Series - Philadelphia

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.21.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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10.23.17 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

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10.25.17 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training Series - Philadelphia

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.28.17 Saturday - City Harvest Field Day Putting the Garden to Bed

Hosted by City Harvest staff and Urban Creators City Harvest Farmers.

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10.30.17 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

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11.6.17 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

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11.11.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary – Volunteers are welcome 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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11.13.17 Monday - Green City Teachers Basic Training

Learn about gardening, greening and the environment, and how to incorporate it into classroom or after-school activities.

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11.18.17 Saturday - Community Greening Workday - Azalea Garden

Come join us 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! No need to register ahead of time—just show up.

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4.29.18 Sunday - Gardens of Devon and Cornwall

Explore gardens set in the south west corner of England. These two beautiful regions, Devon and Cornwall, are often mentioned in one breath. Famous for its rugged coastline and milder weather shaped by the Gulf Stream, the "West Country" offers a walth of beautiful gardens, rare plants and trees.

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May 2017 75 events

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6:30–7:30pm Trees of Philadelphia
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
10:30am–4pm The Art of Ikebana
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
10am–12:30pm Shade Garden Success
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
5:30–7:30pm Yoga for Gardeners
10am–12pm Spring Fitness Walks
 
 
 
 
10am–1pm Weeds 101
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
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