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Syringa bloom

Member and Alumni Preview: Lilac Day at the Arboretum

Barnes members, students, and alumni are invited for a special preview of the Barnes Arboretum and celebration of the lilac collection. View a pruning demonstration by Ann Dixon, Barnes Arboretum gardener, and take part in guided tours highlighting the arboretum’s fragrant and colorful lilacs, including a variety of Syringa vulgaris named for the Barnes Foundation. Enjoy a presentation about Laura Barnes with archival photos and documents detailing the lilac grove’s design and importance. A great opportunity to share with family and friends!

Saturday, April 29
10 am–4 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066 Free

Plant sale 2011

Barnes Arboretum plant sale

Tropicals, perennials, shrubs, and trees for sale—many of landscape size, some grown from our own living collections. Come support the Arboretum, learn from our plant experts, and take home something to enliven your own landscape!

Look for these plants among others at the sale (subject to availability!).

Saturday, May 6
Member preview 9–10 am; public hours 10 am–2 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066

Plant sale 2011

Barnes Arboretum plant sale

Tropicals, perennials, shrubs, and trees for sale—many of landscape size, some grown from our own living collections. Come support the Arboretum, learn from our plant experts, and take home something to enliven your own landscape!

Look for these plants among others at the sale (subject to availability!).

Sunday, May 7
10 am–1 pm 300 N. Latch's Lane, Merion, PA 19066