Gardening Events in and Around Philadelphia

Non-Credit Courses
Temple University Ambler
Ambler, PA

Temple University Ambler offers a variety of non-credit courses for adults in the areas of horticulture, landscape design and floral design. Workshops and courses starting in February include Floral Design II and Introduction to Beekeeping: Part I.  details

Lecture: “Lots of Pots”
Thursday, February 4, 7 – 8 pm
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Wilmington, DE

Ray Rogers, blue-ribbon veteran at the Philadelphia Flower Show, will show how to plant fantastic containers.  details

American Begonia Society
Saturday, February 6, 9:30 am – Noon
Huntingdon Valley Library
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Program includes a plant raffle and a detailed demonstration of how to set up a terrarium for growing begonias.  details

Lecture: “Natural Landscaping of Stormwater Basins”
Sunday, February 7, 2 – 3:30 pm
Penn State Brandywine Campus
Media, PA

Mark Gallagher is the presenter at this event sponsored by the Chester Ridley Crum Watershed Association, the Habitat Resource Network and Penn State Brandywine.  details

Lecture: “Native Plants: Sustainable, Colorful and Wonderful”
Thursday, February 11, 7 – 8 pm
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Wilmington, DE

Stephanie Cohen, “the Perennial Diva,” will speak about the benefits and beauty of native plants.  details

Philadelphia Master Gardeners’ Second Saturday Gardening Series
Saturday, February 13, 9 – 10:30 am
Horticulture Center Classroom
West Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

Experienced Master Gardeners Susan Sipos and Lucille Amadie will show how to design and plant beautiful containers for inside and out. Contact 215-471-2200 x100.

Liberty Bell Gesneriad Society Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Cathedral Village
Philadelphia, PA

Guests are welcome and will take home a few of the over 30 varieties to be started from seed at the society’s annual seed planting workshop.  Contact Stephen Maciejewski, 215-985-1456.

Educational Lecture: “Hardy Bulbs in Deer Country”
Thursday, February 18, 7 – 8 pm
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Wilmington, DE

Charles Cresson will share his knowledge of spectacular bulbs that are surprisingly unpalatable to deer and will show how to stretch the bloom season. details

Philadelphia Botanical Club Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Blank Rome LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Program: “Vignettes from the Coastal Plan,” with presenter Stevens Heckscher of the Natural Lands Trust.  details

Whichazel is Your Favorite?
Sunday, February 28, Noon – 2 pm
Morris Arboretum
Philadelphia, PA

Follow the prepared scavenger hunt to discover the many varieties of witchhazels growing at the arboretum and take in their heady scent. Then stop back at the Visitor Center and make a fun craft. details

Symposium:  People, Plants, Collections: Making the Connection
Friday, March 5, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

The Longwood Graduate Program’s Annual Symposium will offer insight into connecting people with the beauty, diversity, and science of plants through strategic planning, inspiring interpretation, innovative programs and exhibits, and thoughtful collections development.  details

Garden Wise 2010: A One-Day Gardening Symposium
Saturday, March 13, 8 am – 3:30 pm
York Suburban High School
York, PA

Symposium includes presentations, continental breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by York County Master Gardeners. Contact Connie at or 717-840-7408.


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