HPS/MAG Upcoming Events & Trips


We are a hub for gardening! The Philadelphia region has a tradition of gardening going back more than 300 years. It continues today with more than 30 gardens, historic landscapes and arboreta within 30 miles of the city.

 Important: Click here to view HPS/MAG Refund Policy.

HPS/MAG Membership covers two people from the same household.  Register yourself first and the second person from your household as "Your Guest" before finishing your registration because you can only fill out the form once, you can't go back into the form to make corrections. Members Only Events means two people from the household may attend.   


Upcoming Trips in 2024

April 24-26, 2024 Washington, DC Area Trip Visiting different public gardens in Washington and just outside the city in Virginia.  A garden nursery stop too in Maryland   Registration begins Sunday, October 1, 2023. For trip information click here.

June 17-21, 2024 Newport, RI Trip We will visit some of the mansions, private and public gardens and a nursery stop at The Farmers Daughter and Broken Arrow.  Registration begins January 5, 2024. More information coming shortly.

September 9-21, 2024 International Trip to Sicily and Rome, Italy.  More information to come.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)  

October 14, 2023 SIG Tender Perennials-Garden Tour and Fall Cuttings Exchange at Michael Bowell's.  Click here for details.

October 14, 2023 SIG Water Garden- Tour the Gardens at Nemours. Click here for details. 


Pop-Up Events  

October 12, 2023 Fall Brandywine Cottage Tour with David Culp, Downingtown, Pa. 19335. Member and Non Member. Tour is Full. Click here for details and to be added to the waitlist.

October 24, 2023 Grant Recipient Visit:  Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) Member and Non-Member.  Click here for details.

October 26, 2023 Guided Tour of Morris Arboretum-Oaks of the Mid-Atlantic. Members only. Click here for details. Registration is now open.


HPS/MAG Programs

October 1, 2023 Joint Lecture with Haverford College, Haverford, PA. Lecture by Teri Chace: Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit. This event is in-person only. Click here for details.

October 20, 2023 Perennial Plant Conference Sponsored by Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, Scott Arboretum,Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. A Hybrid Event.  Registration is now open, click here for details.

November 19, 2023 Joint Lecture with Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, PA. Lecture by Nancy Lawson: A World of Discovery: How Science and Heart Can Make You a More Ecological Gardener. This is a Free Hybrid Event. Registration is now open, click here for details.

December 3, 2023 HPS/MAG 2023 Annual Meeting, Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA. Lecture by Panayoti Kelaides. More information to come.


 Upcoming Speaker Programs

2024 Virtual Programs 

"Tuesdays@10" and "Virtual Wednesday Evenings" are Educational Series of Virtual Lectures held alternating weeks, every week starting January 9th during the first quarter of every year. They feature a wide range of topics with horticultural experts, organizations and authors. 

2024 Tuesdays@10 Dates

January 16 "Creating a Crevice Garden" Speaker:  Kevin Kelly  For more information, click here.

January 30  "Passion for Peonies" Speaker Jeff Jabco.  For more information, click here.

 February 13   "Magnolias for the Home Garden" Speaker: Andrew Bunting. For more information, click here.

February 27   "Don't Skip the Skippers" Speaker: Teresa L Knipper. For more information, click here.

2024 Wednesdays@6:30 Dates

January 10    "The Gardens of Sicily and Rome" Speaker: Trevor Edwards. For more information, click here.

January 24  "Tropical Fusion: Playing with Tropical and Subtropical Plants in Temperate Climates" Speaker: Marianne Willburn. For more information, click here.

February 7  "A New Garden Ethic" Speaker: Benjamin Vogt. For more information, click here.

February 21   "Epic Tomatoes from Your Garden" Speaker: Craig LeHoullier. For more information, click here.