Programs: Calendar

The unique bark of a Japanese Stewardia

Laura’s Favorites: A Bark Appreciation Walk

Instructor: Mark Shaw, Bartlett Tree Experts

Laura L. Barnes was especially fond of trees with interesting bark, which offer a visual and tactile treat even in winter. Her penchant is reflected in the grove of mature Stewartia, the Kousa dogwoods, and other woody plants that offer interest after their leaves have fallen. Join us for a guided tour of trees and large shrubs with ornamental bark. Begins with a presentation in the library classroom.

Saturday, November 12
10–11:30 am Barnes Arboretum, Merion campus, 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 $15; members $12

Register online or call 215.278.7200.


PONO jewelry trunk show

We're excited to host jewelry designer Joan Goodman and her PONO line; the classic, Italian-made pieces are favorites in the Barnes Shop. Made of materials ranging from horn, wood, and shell to metal and resin, PONO pieces are timeless and collectible, and we have a great selection to choose from—they make superb holiday gifts.

Members receive discounts on all trunk show purchases.

Sunday, November 20
Noon–5 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130