Workshops and Lectures


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.

The Art of Ikebana
Thursday, May 18
10:30 am–4 pm (catered lunch included)
$125; members $112   

An Ohara School workshop with a master Ikebana teacher. 

Young Oh, First Term Master, and Ronell Douglass, Sub Grand Master
The ancient Japanese art of ikebana emphasizes and works with the beauty of flowers and branches. Join master teachers who regularly exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens to create and take home your own exciting ikebana arrangement incorporating the principles of line, color, and space. The day begins with a tour of the Barnes Arboretum for inspiration, followed by lunch, then the workshop. Please bring pruning shears.  

Presented in association with the Delaware Valley Chapter of Ohara Ikebana. 

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Ferns and Their Allies
June 1, 2017
10 am–1 pm
$40; members $36

Harriet Cramer, garden designer, writer, and lecturer
The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country. In this workshop, expand your knowledge of both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for our region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective design combinations with ferns.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

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