Workshops and Lectures


Summer-Fall 2016 workshops and lectures

Unless otherwise noted, horticulture workshops take place at the Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066.

Some horticulture workshops and lectures are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and the Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist program (PCH). See below for details.

For more information, call 215.278.7350.

Focus on Flowers
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12–13 (2 classes)
10 am–3 pm
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical illustrator
Create an illustrated field journal, focusing on depicting breathtaking summer blooms. Develop drawings with balance, texture, and color. No previous experience required.
$200; members, $190

This workshop has been cancelled.

Make More Plants: Propagation Workshop
Wednesday, July 27
10 am–4 pm
Instructor: Bruce Keyser, owner of Keyser Design Associates
The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. Learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum’s living collections. Make your own sweatbox, key to successfully rooting the cuttings you take home. Fee includes all materials; bring your lunch.
$90; members $81

This workshop has been cancelled.

Contemporary Botanical Illustration
Thursdays, September 15–November 17 (10 classes)
1–4 pm
Instructor: Marylyn Waltzer, certified botanical illustrator
Using pencil and watercolor, develop the skills to create highly detailed, expressive, and accurate botanical compositions. Learn how colors interact in watercolor and explore floral structure, form, and elements of composition. All levels welcome.
$400; members $360

Book online or call 215.278.7200.

Floral Design
Fridays, September 16–30 (3 classes)
10 am–12:30 pm
Instructor: Rachel Burlington, Barnes gardener and Pennsylvania certified horticulturist
Learn to create floral masterpieces that you can construct in your own home. Start with basic design concepts and mechanics, then move on to specialized forms of floral design, including body flowers (corsages, boutonnieres, etc), and succulent wreaths. Each class includes a DIY portion.
$250; members $225

Book online or call 215.278.7200.


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