Workshops and Lectures

Horticulture

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.

 


Stressed Out! Using Botanicals as Phytotherapy
Thursday, March 16
1:30–3:30 pm
$30; members $27

Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University
Learn how to make herbal home remedies for stress relief and relaxation, including teas, decoctions, poultices, and aromatherapy, with calming herbs like chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, licorice root, and peppermint, all of which are easily grown in the garden.

Call 215.278.7200.


Everyday Health: Fun and Tasty Herbal Prevention
Saturday, March 18
1:30–3:30 pm
$30; members $27

Dr. Anne Bower, ecologist and medical herbal specialist, Philadelphia University
Did you know that the powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in garlic, turmeric, pepper, and ginger may help with certain chronic health conditions? Learn simple recipes for smoothies and teas using these and other essential herbs and plants that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.


Out of Africa—A South African Plant Safari
Thursday, April 6
6:30–7:30 pm
$30; members free

Marilyn Daly, former assistant professor of biology at York College
Our gardens reflect the places we’ve been and tell our stories. Daly shares her South African odyssey and shows how South African plants can broaden our plant vocabulary to create exciting and ever-changing stories in our gardens and containers. Takes place at 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Reserve general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.


Annuals and Tender Perennials
Fridays, April 21–May 12 (4 classes)
10 am–1 pm
$180; members $162

Marilyn Daly, former assistant professor of biology at York College
Annuals allow you to create exciting and ever-changing works of art in your garden and containers. Expand your repertoire of gardening possibilities and challenge yourself: this four-week course introduces annuals and tender perennials for every color scheme and mood, with flowers ranging from calming pastels to bright and splashy; enticing fragrances; and foliage that offers color and textural contrast. 

Call 215.278.7200.


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.

Call 215.278.7200.


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