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8.21.17 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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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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8.28.17 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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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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9.8.17 Friday - 6th Annual Summer Ikebana Exhibition

PHS Members are invited to attend the 6th annual Summer Ikebana Exhibiton at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

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9.9.17 Saturday - Tree Tenders Basic Training in a Day

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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9.9.17 Saturday - 6th Annual Summer Ikebana Exhibition

PHS Members are invited to attend the 6th annual Summer Ikebana Exhibiton at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

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9.10.17 Sunday - 6th Annual Summer Ikebana Exhibition

PHS Members are invited to attend the 6th annual Summer Ikebana Exhibiton at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

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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 - PWD Rain Check Program

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

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9.13.17 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 - Floral Design Workshop

Learn to create floral masterpieces with Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener and Pennsylvania certified horticulturist, that you can construct in your own home.

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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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9.14.17 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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9.14.17 Thursday - Twilight in the Arboretum

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

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9.15.17 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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9.16.17 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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9.16.17 Saturday - Grave Garden Fête

PHS is a proud partner of The Woodlands Annual Garden Fete: a day of botanically-themed workshops and activities with a Victorian twist! Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and come out to The Woodlands to enjoy the “grave gardens” that are brightening the cemetery!

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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 - Floral Design Workshop

Learn to create floral masterpieces with Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener and Pennsylvania certified horticulturist, that you can construct in your own home.

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9.21.17 Thursday - Third Thursday House and Garden Tour

PHS Meadowbrook Farm will be hosting a house and garden tour open to the public. Tour starts promptly at 11am.

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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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9.23.17 Saturday - PHS Members Plant Dividend

Members will have the opportunity to choose a free plant from thousands of plants. Experts will be on hand to offer helpful advice.

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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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9.28.17 Thursday - Floral Design Workshop

Learn to create floral masterpieces with Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener and Pennsylvania certified horticulturist, that you can construct in your own home.

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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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10.3.17 Tuesday - Philadelphia Trees: A Field Guide to the City and the Surrounding Delaware Valley

Join us for the authors' presentation of "Philadelphia Trees: A Field Guide to the City and the Surrounding Delaware Valley," with contributions from Paul W. Meyer, Catriona Bull Briger, and Edward Sibley Barnard. Each registrant gets their own copy to take home!

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10.5.17 Thursday - Historic Garden Tour at the University of Pennsylvania

Take a guided tour of the James G. Kaskey Memorial Park at the University of Pennsylvania.

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10.5.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: This House of Sky by Ivan Doig

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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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10.6.17 Friday - Enhancing Your Autumn Garden

Ever wonder what to plant in the cooler autumn months? Jenny Rose Carey will lead a garden tour of Meadowbrook Farm and share planting techniques perfect for fall.

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10.6.17 Friday - PHeaSt on South

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society presents PHeaSt on South -- Indulge and Revel

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10.7.17 Saturday - Gardening for the Birds

Discover plant selections and gardening practices that aim to improve your garden as wildlife habitat with Chanticleer Garden's Lowery Douglass.

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10.7.17 Saturday - Flower Show Pressed Plants Artistic Workshop

Learn how to execute a pressed plant scene depicting water in the spirit of the 2018 Flower Show Theme, Wonders of Water.

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10.8.17 Sunday - PHS Member’s Appreciation Day at Mt. Cuba Center

Mt Cuba Center is opening its gates for PHS Members free of charge!

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10.10.17 Tuesday - DIY Workshop: Festive Fall Jams & Conserves

Learn the techniques of canning the perfect jam and go home with 2 jars of your confections.

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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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10.12.17 Thursday - Watercolor Meets Color Pencil: Two-Week Course

Eileen Rosen returns to show us the rich results of combining watercolor and color pencil techniques.

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10.12.17 Thursday - Climate Change Book Club Discussion

PHS is hosting a free discussion event on The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben.

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10.13.17 Friday - Mural Arts Paint Day! Philadelphia Mural Mile Walking Tour & Mural Painting

Experience the amazing collection of public art with a guided tour of outdoor murals with PHS and Mural Arts.

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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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10.14.17 Saturday - Fall Gardening Saturday

Mt Cuba invites you to take part in this day-long gardening series.

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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 - Awbury Arboretum Historic Tree Tour & Lunch

Join staff members of Awbury as they guide us on a tour of the beautiful heritage trees throughout the Arboretum’s historic landscape.

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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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10.19.17 Thursday - Watercolor Meets Color Pencil: Two-Week Course

Eileen Rosen returns to show us the rich results of combining watercolor and color pencil techniques.

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10.19.17 Thursday - Collecting and Saving Seeds Workshop

Learn when and how to responsibly source and harvest seeds for propagation at the Mt. Cuba Center.

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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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10.21.17 Saturday - They Might (or Might Not) Be Giants: Champion Trees of the Barnes Arboretum

Join us for a guided exploration of the Arboretum's collection of champions giant trees.

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10.21.17 Saturday - Flower Show Jewelry Artistic Workshop

Mimi Favre and Hollis Bauer, longtime Flower Show exhibitors and blue-ribbon winners, will lead this botanical jewelry workshop.

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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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10.24.17 Tuesday - DIY Workshop: Festive Fall Jams & Conserves

Learn the techniques of canning the perfect jam and go home with 2 jars of your confections.

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10.25.17 Wednesday - 2018 Challenge Plants Workshop at Mostardi Nursery

Meadowbrook Farm growers and Flower Show Horticourt experts will show how you can grow this year's challenge plants.

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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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10.26.17 Thursday - Decoupage Pumpkins!

Meadowbrook Farm Estate Gardener, Julie Bare, will walk you through the process of creating beautifully designed pumpkins for your holiday table.

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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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10.31.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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11.1.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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

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11.2.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Conner.

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11.2.17 Thursday - Climate Change Book Club Discussion

PHS and the Schuylkill Center are partnering to host a free discussion event on The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben.

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11.4.17 Saturday - Trees and Shrubs for Autumn Gardens

This class is a must for homeowners interested in adding plants that deliver spectacular colors and textures to the autumn garden.

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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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11.7.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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11.9.17 Thursday - Fabulous Fall Flower Arranging with Ron Mulray

Creative floral artist Ron Mulray is back with a program on autumn arranging, using the season’s abundance of interesting flowers and natural & found elements.

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11.9.17 Thursday - Climate Change Book Club Discussion

PHS is hosting a free discussion event on The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben.

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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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11.11.17 Saturday - Laura’s Favorites: A Bark Appreciation Walk

Join us for a guided tour of trees and large shrubs with notably ornamental bark.

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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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11.14.17 Tuesday - Essential Evergreens

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

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11.14.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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11.16.17 Thursday - Cactus and Succulent Propagation Workshop

Join Greenhouse Manager Nathan Roehrich for this hands-on propagating workshop with a focus on cacti and succulents.

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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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11.18.17 Saturday - Seasonal Branches, Holiday Table Arrangements and Evergreen Containers

Create a winter holiday tableau with fresh greens and natural elements from the garden using branches and trimmings from evergreen plants.

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11.21.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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11.28.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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11.29.17 Wednesday - 2018 Challenge Plants Workshop at Meadowbrook Farm

Meadowbrook Farm growers and Flower Show Horticourt experts will show how you can grow this year's challenge plants.

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11.30.17 Thursday - Introduction to Plant Taxonomy

Discover and understand the relationships among plants and plant nomenclature in this short taxonomy course with the Barnes.

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12.2.17 Saturday - Holiday Wreath Workshop

The Barnes Arboretum invites you to a holiday wreath making workshop!

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12.2.17 Saturday - Pruning for Homeowners

Learn basic pruning principles including how to make the correct cuts, the best times of year to prune various plants, and how to select and use the right tools.

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12.5.17 Tuesday - Drawing & Rendering Flowers with Graphite Pencil: Six-Week Course

Capture the curves, angles, and shades of your favorite flowers in this pencil drawing course with Eileen Rosen.

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12.6.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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

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12.7.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's reading: Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine.

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12.7.17 Thursday - Holiday Cocktails Workshop at Awbury Arboretum

Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails, will show you how to make delicious cocktails in the beautiful setting of Awbury Arboretum.

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12.12.17 Tuesday - Holiday Tour: Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Hagley Museum, plus shopping at Terrain

Visit the Nemours Mansion and Hagley Museum, followed by a holiday shopping trip to Terrain.

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12.14.17 Thursday - Make and Take Holiday Greens Arrangement

Create a personal holiday greens arrangement for your home with Meadowbrook Farm's Jenny Rose Carey.

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1.3.18 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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

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1.4.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.

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2.1.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban.

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2.7.18 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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

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4.4.18 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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

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4.29.18 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 wealth of beautiful gardens, rare plants and trees.

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5.2.18 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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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5.3.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

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6.6.18 Wednesday - Kids Story Time

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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6.7.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.

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6.9.18 Saturday - Gardens of Provence

The Provencal landscape of farmhouses or mas, vineyards and typical unspoiled villages set the scene as we pass along avenues of majestic plane trees. Our visits, to mostly private properties, include both traditional farm-house style gardens and contemporary, Mediterranean country gardens.

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10.7.18 Sunday - Garden of Cuba

Blessed with excellent growing conditions, Cuba has a long history in agricultural production and horticultural know-how. As the largest and most populous island in the Caribbean, the ‘Pearl of the Antilles’ is also a melting pot of cultures and cuisines.

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11.9.18 Friday - South Africa - The Western Cape Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves

The Western Cape garden tour combines well with the flora and wildlife in the spectacular hinterland of the Little Karoo and the mountainous coastline.

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