Workshops and Lectures


Summer 2015 Workshops

Horticulture workshops are held at Barnes Arboretum, Merion campus. Contact Horticulture Education and Programs Manager Nicole Juday: 215.278.7373.

Make More Plants: Propagation Workshop
July 22, 2015
10 am–4 pm
Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA
Instructor: Bruce Keyser
The best time of year to propagate many trees and shrubs is midsummer. In this hands-on workshop, learn techniques for successfully rooting greenwood cuttings from master propagator Bruce Keyser, using plant material from the Barnes Arboretum living collections. Participants make their own sweatboxes, a key to successfully rooting the cuttings they take home. Fee includes all materials; participants should bring their own lunch.
$84; members $76

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

The Art and Nature of the Garden Sketchbook
Fridays, September 11, 18, 25 (3 classes)        
10 am–12:30 pm
Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA
Instructor: Jeff Charlesworth
Learn various graphic techniques that go beyond traditional record-keeping to record and enrich your observations about the natural world and your garden. Using graphic illustration (pencil, watercolor, and other media) and principles of landscape architecture, create a beautiful and valuable reference to inspire you, help you see more creatively, and make you a better gardener.
$105; members $94* 

Reserve tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Design with Confidence! A step-by-step approach
September 25, 2015 (Start of 3-class workshop)        
1–3:30 pm
300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA
Instructor: Jules Bruck, APLD
Designing a garden should be fun, but it can easily become overwhelming. By learning to measure your garden space, put it on paper, make design decisions, and communicate your ideas using quick landscape graphics, you’ll save money, time, and back pain. Students practice landscape design and plant combination skills to get a boost of gardening confidence.

$105; members $94

Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

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