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.

Floral Design
Thursdays, September 14–28 (3 classes)
10 am–12:30 pm
$250; members $225

Instructor TBA
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—such as corsages and boutonnieres—and succulent wreaths. Each class includes a DIY component.

Reserve a general or member spot online or call 215.278.7200.

Introduction to Plant Taxonomy
Thursdays, November 30–December 14 (3 classes)
10 am–noon
$90; members $81

Jason Ksepka, botanist, curator at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
This short course is ideal for hobby gardeners as well as for students interested in the relationships between plants and their nomenclature. Acquire skills for plant identification  by studying the botanical characteristics that distinguish plant families.

Reserve a general or member spot online or call 215.278.7200.

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 2
9 am–noon or 1–4 pm
$75; members $68

Instructor TBA
Learn simple techniques to transform a selection of fresh-cut evergreens, pods, cones, and berries from the Barnes Arboretum into a wreath embellished with distinctive, nature-inspired decorations.

9 am–noon: Reserve a general or member spot online or call 215.278.7200.
1–4 pm: Reserve a general or member spot online or call 215.278.7200.

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