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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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6.9.17 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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6.12.17 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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6.26.17 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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6.29.17 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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6.30.17 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 - 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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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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7.12.17 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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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 - 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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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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7.15.17 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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7.15.17 Saturday - The Renegade Company Presents: An Unpleasant Surprise

See the Henri Rousseau 1901 painting come alive as you are guided through the Barnes Arboretum.

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7.16.17 Sunday - The Renegade Company Presents: An Unpleasant Surprise

See the Henri Rousseau 1901 painting come alive as you are guided through the Barnes Arboretum.

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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.

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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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7.20.17 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 - 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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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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9.14.17 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 - 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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9.15.17 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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9.22.17 Friday - 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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9.23.17 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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9.29.17 Friday - 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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10.5.17 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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10.11.17 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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11.2.17 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

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

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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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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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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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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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5.3.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

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

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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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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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June 2017 68 events

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10am–1pm Weeds 101
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
 
 
 
 
 
7:45–8:45pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
10am–12pm Color in the Garden
5:15–6:15pm Yoga at Mt. Cuba
 
 
5:30–6:30pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10am–12pm Beekeeping 101
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:30–7:30pm Embracing Shade
 
 
 
10:30am–12:30pm Contain Your Enthusiasm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:30–7:30pm Moss Gardening
 
 
 
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