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2.23.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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2.23.17 Thursday - Behind The Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour

A breathtaking horticultural balancing act occurs at Meadowbrook Farm each winter when out-of-season plants bloom for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

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2.23.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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2.21.17 Tuesday - Wiota Street Garden Cleanup Challenge

Gardens are asked to submit their cleaned & winterized gardens for inspection by a team of judges during January & February. Cash prizes!

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2.21.17 Tuesday - 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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2.21.17 Tuesday - Advanced Tree Tenders Webinar Series

In 2014-15, PHS ran a very successful series of tree lectures/webinars that have been archived. Each class focused on a specific topic and was designed for individuals with pre-existing basic knowledge, either from the Tree Tenders basic training or other life experience.

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2.24.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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2.24.17 Friday - Behind the Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour

A breathtaking horticultural balancing act occurs at Meadowbrook Farm each winter when out-of-season plants bloom for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

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2.24.17 Friday - Fundamentals of Pruning

Proper pruning is the key to maintaining plant health, vigor, and the desired form. In this hands-on workshop, learn basic pruning principles such as how to make proper cuts, the best times of year to prune different species, and how to select and maintain tools.

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2.25.17 Saturday - Dilworth Park Wintergarden - Seed Starting

This winter, wander America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Get a jump on Spring! Learn the basics of starting seeds indoors and out. Participants will take home some seeds to get your garden growing.

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2.27.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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2.28.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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2.28.17 Tuesday - Winter Preserves and Lemon Curd

Join us for a delicious and fun class making a seasonal preserve, jam, and curd using locally sourced produce and frozen fruit.

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3.1.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.1.17 Wednesday - Yoga with Michael Fahey

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary.

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3.2.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.2.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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3.2.17 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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3.3.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.4.17 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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3.4.17 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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3.6.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.7.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.8.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.8.17 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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3.8.17 Wednesday - Yoga with Michael Fahey

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary.

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3.8.17 Wednesday - Landscape for Life with Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford

Create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature. Learn how compost is useful in helping you manage water responsibly, along with plants that are both attractive and provide habitats for beneficial insects.

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3.9.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.9.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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3.9.17 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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3.10.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.10.17 Friday - Preview Party Gala

Celebrate in style at the 2017 Flower Show Preview Party.

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3.11.17 Saturday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Andy Dawson Bottle Signing

Visit with Andy Dawson, Co-Founder of Broker's Gin, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.11.17 Saturday - Flowers After Hours

Dance the night away at the world’s largest indoor Flower Show to the tune of your favorite '90s hits with Best of Philly's DJ Robert Drake and rocker Tommy Conwell.

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3.12.17 Sunday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Andy Dawson Bottle Signing

Visit with Andy Dawson, Co-Founder of Broker's Gin, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.13.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.13.17 Monday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Andy Dawson Bottle Signing

Visit with Andy Dawson, Co-Founder of Broker's Gin, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.13.17 Monday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.13.17 Monday - Early Morning Tours

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

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Andy Dawson Bottle Signing

Visit with Andy Dawson, Co-Founder of Broker's Gin, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.14.17 Tuesday - Early Morning Tours

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

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Andy Dawson Bottle Signing

Visit with Andy Dawson, Co-Founder of Broker's Gin, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Ciaran Mulgrew Bottle Signing

Visit with Ciaran Mulgrew, Master Distiller for The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Yoga with Michael Fahey

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Landscape for Life with Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford

Create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature. Learn how compost is useful in helping you manage water responsibly, along with plants that are both attractive and provide habitats for beneficial insects.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.15.17 Wednesday - Early Morning Tours

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

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3.16.17 Thursday - Tree Care Update

Bartlett Tree Experts and PHS are delighted to co-sponsor the Tree Care Update, an annual seminar for tree professionals and those committed to planting and preserving trees. Our 2017 speakers will focus on the latest research, tools, and standards in arboriculture.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Stressed Out! Using Botanicals as Phytotherapy

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

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3.16.17 Thursday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.16.17 Thursday - Early Morning Tours

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

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3.17.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.17.17 Friday - Fine Wine & Good Spirits - Tim Smith Bottle Signing

Visit with Tim Smith, Moonshiner of Climax Moonshine, for a bottle signing event at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits location in the World Market.

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3.17.17 Friday - Early Morning Photography Tour

Calling all photographers! Don’t miss an Early Morning tour led by nationally renowned photographers. Learn tips and techniques along with a private tour of the best areas of the Show to photograph.

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3.17.17 Friday - Early Morning Tours

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

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3.18.17 Saturday - Liberate Your Home Lanscape Plants with Larry Weaner

All too often we design our gardens and landscapes with static compositions of carefully placed and managed plants. But our approach can be more dynamic-and arguably more rewarding-by building upon ecological processes as well as plants' innate tendencies to reproduce and proliferate.

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3.19.17 Sunday - Teddy Bear Tea

Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for an afternoon tea party at the Flower Show!

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3.19.17 Sunday - Home Landscaping Basics: Getting Started with Eileen Boyle

Explore ways to create diverse, attractive, and functional landscapes using basic principals of naturalistic garden design. Learn how to work with your site to solve problems and maximize its use.

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3.20.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.21.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.22.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.22.17 Wednesday - Yoga with Michael Fahey

Increase your range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely garden setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary.

Click here for more information

3.22.17 Wednesday - Landscape for Life with Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford

Create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature. Learn how compost is useful in helping you manage water responsibly, along with plants that are both attractive and provide habitats for beneficial insects.

Click here for more information

3.23.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.23.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

Click here for more information

3.24.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.24.17 Friday - Resilient Rain Garden Plants with Connie Schmotzer

Rain gardens do double duty in our landscapes: they clean and infiltrate stormwater and become an oasis for butterflies, songbirds, and pollinators. Proper plant selection and placement are vital to a well-designed, functional rain garden.

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3.25.17 Saturday - Members-Only Post-Flower Show Plant Sale

Transplant a piece of the Flower Show into your garden! Select plants from the entrance garden and other exhibits of the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Holland: Flowering the World", will be available for purchase by PHS Members.

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3.26.17 Sunday - Home Landscaping Basics: Right Plant, Right Place with Nancy Bell

Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental conditions, available space, and desired outcome. Learn how to select native plants and organize them into combinations that reduce maintenance and look good year-round.

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3.27.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.28.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.28.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

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3.29.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.29.17 Wednesday - Landscape for Life with Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford

Create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature. Learn how compost is useful in helping you manage water responsibly, along with plants that are both attractive and provide habitats for beneficial insects.

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3.30.17 Thursday - The New York Botanical Garden and the Whitney Museum

We're headed to New York for an exciting day at the New York Botanical Garden and the Whitney Museum's new home on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan.

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3.30.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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3.30.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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3.31.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.3.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.3.17 Monday - Get to Know the PHS McLean Library

Get a tour of the collections, learn about online gardening resources and learn how to borrow and download eBooks to read on your tablet.

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4.3.17 Monday - Morocco – Gardens of Marrakech and Taroudannt

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

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4.4.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.4.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

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4.4.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

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4.5.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.5.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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4.5.17 Wednesday - Landscape for Life with Kathleen Salisbury and Margaret Shillingford

Create healthy, beautiful landscapes using a toolkit of basic skills that work in harmony with nature. Learn how compost is useful in helping you manage water responsibly, along with plants that are both attractive and provide habitats for beneficial insects.

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4.6.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.6.17 Thursday - Trough Making Workshop

Join Bernard Pettit for this hands-on workshop and learn to make your own hypertufa trough- a strong yet lightweight container with a rugged, rustic look. Bernie will show you the process from start to finish and everyone will go home with their own trough!

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4.6.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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4.6.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

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4.6.17 Thursday - Out of Africa: A South African Plant Safari

Gardens connect people and tell our life stories. Our gardens reflect the places we've been and the people we've met.

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4.7.17 Friday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.8.17 Saturday - Growing Vegetables in Containers

Jump-start your vegetable garden this spring by creating a container that is both beautiful and edible. Chanticleer Assistant Horticulturist, David Mattern, will show the potential for using vegetables in containers.

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4.10.17 Monday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.11.17 Tuesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

Click here for more information

4.11.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

Click here for more information

4.11.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

Click here for more information

4.12.17 Wednesday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

Click here for more information

4.13.17 Thursday - Art Exhibit: Prelude to Spring – Botanical paintings, Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrator

This art exhibit features small works from the talented members of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators, a group of artists who have exhibited at the Philadelphia Flower Show for several years.

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4.13.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

Click here for more information

4.18.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

Click here for more information

4.18.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

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4.19.17 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.

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4.20.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

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4.20.17 Thursday - Bulb Display: Techniques to Create Formal or Wild Displays

Re-wild your spring display with naturalistic bulb plantings or plan a formal design. Eric Hsu, Chanticleer Plant Information Coordinator, will lead a guided plant walk that features bulb planting, selection and design, as well as companion perennials to enhance your bulb display.

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4.21.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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4.22.17 Saturday - Virginia Garden Week - Saturday Garden Visit

We will share a fascinating day in Old Town Alexandria as we visit historic houses and gardens as part of Virginia Garden Week. The walking tour includes five houses with gardens within the historic district and refreshments at a private home.

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4.25.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

Click here for more information

4.25.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

Click here for more information

4.27.17 Thursday - Botanical Illustration with Marylyn Waltzer

Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. All levels welcome.

Click here for more information

4.28.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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4.28.17 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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4.29.17 Saturday - PHS Member’s Appreciation Day at Mt. Cuba

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

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5.1.17 Monday - Get to Know the PHS McLean Library

Get a tour of the collections, learn about online gardening resources and learn how to borrow and download eBooks to read on your tablet.

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5.2.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

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5.2.17 Tuesday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.2.17 Tuesday - Trees of Philadelphia

David Hewitt presents this six-class course that provides an overview of our urban forest, with a focus on the trees of Philadelphia.

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5.3.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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5.4.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

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5.5.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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5.6.17 Saturday - PHS Meadowbrook Farm Spring Open House

Enjoy a day of plant-filled activities and shop for your garden and home. Listen to talks by staff members on a range of topics including container gardening and choosing the right perennial for your garden.

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5.8.17 Monday - Tree Tenders Spring 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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5.9.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

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5.9.17 Tuesday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.10.17 Wednesday - In the Garden: Private Gardens in Chestnut Hill

Join us as we visit two unique gardens in Chestnut Hill, both designed by the owners whoa re passionate about their creations. Our first destination is a small city garden with unusual features and almost 800 different plant varieties. Small rock garden plants are tucked into little crevices in the front yard, in a gravel patio area, and in several troughs.

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5.10.17 Wednesday - Top Ten Trees and Shrubs for Wildlife

Do you like feeding birds in winter, watching fledglings in summer, or observing butterflies and hummingbirds? Join Nancy Bell, ardent gardener and radio host, as she discusses the attributes of the top ten trees and shrubs for wildlife in our area.

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5.11.17 Thursday - 78th Annual Herb Sale

The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America presents its 78th Annual Herb Sale! Thousands of herbs, dozens of vegetable seedlings, and many rare and unusually scented geraniums and salvias will be on sale.

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5.12.17 Friday - Annuals and Tender Perennials Short Course

Annuals are the paints on your plant palettes that allow you to create exciting and ever changing works of art within your garden canvases and in your containers.

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5.15.17 Monday - Tree Tenders Spring 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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5.16.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

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5.16.17 Tuesday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.17.17 Wednesday - Native Plants for Nesting Birds

There are many wonderful native trees and shrubs for your landscape that provide necessary cover for nesting birds, including Northern Cardinals, American Robins, and Eastern Towhees. Derek Stoner will discuss which plants will create backyard habitats and entice birds to reproduce in your yard.

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5.17.17 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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5.17.17 Wednesday - Chelsea Flower Show & Gardens of England

If you are an ardent gardener or just beginning you will enjoy the exquisite beauty in the gardens of England. Join us as we visit some of the best including Sissinghurst, Gravetye Manor, Beth Chatto Gardens and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley and Hyde Hall.

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5.18.17 Thursday - The Art of Ikebana

An Ohara School Workshop with a Master Ikebana Teacher - The ancient Japanese art of Ikebana emphasizes and works with the beauty of flowers and branch materials.

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5.19.17 Friday - Wildflower Identification: Field Guide Basics

Field guides are a valuable resource for identifying wildflowers and then come in a wide variety of styles. Practice using several different guides with Karen Travers to identify desirable native flowers and invasive aliens at a nearby natural area.

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5.21.17 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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5.22.17 Monday - Tree Tenders Spring 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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5.23.17 Tuesday - Private Gardens of Northwestern New Jersey and Luna Parc

Our day starts with a visit to unforgettable Luna Parc, home and studio of avant-garde artist Ricky Boscarino, who creates whimsical, sophisticated works in metal, clay, glass, wood and cement. Next stop is in rural Newton, NJ where we will visit a lovely garden amid a 40-acre property and have lunch.

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5.23.17 Tuesday - Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Join artist Eileen Rosen for this eight-week art series. Learn how to use and control watercolor to paint flowers that look lively and realistic. You will learn a specific color mixing system using only six basic colors.

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5.23.17 Tuesday - Artist’s Reception - Laura Bethmann: Nature Paintings

Meet the artist and view her works at this reception in the PHS McLean Library.

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5.24.17 Wednesday - Shade Garden Success

Woodland gardens in both light and deep shade can be profoundly beautiful blends of texture, color, and interest. Nancy Bell will discuss the difference between deep shade and dappled shade and the significance of healthy soil with layers of natural, organic mulch.

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5.25.17 Thursday - Ferns and their Allies

The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country.

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5.25.17 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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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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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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6.4.17 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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6.7.17 Wednesday - Kids Story Time at the McLean Library

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

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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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6.9.17 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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6.12.17 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 - 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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6.14.17 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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6.15.17 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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6.16.17 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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6.19.17 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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6.21.17 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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6.28.17 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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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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7.12.17 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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7.19.17 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.

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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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7.26.17 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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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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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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9.13.17 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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9.15.17 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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9.18.17 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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9.25.17 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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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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10.11.17 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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10.18.17 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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10.25.17 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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February 2017 63 events

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6:30–7:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
12:30–3:30pm Let’s Get Saucy!
6:30–7:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
10am–12:30pm Your Small-Space Garden
10:30–11:30am Unraveling Botanical Names
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
10am–12:30pm Your Small-Space Garden
 
 
 
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:30am–2pm Fundamentals of Pruning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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