HPS/MAG Events, Programs & 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 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.


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 is open now. For trip information click here. A few spots are still available.

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.


Pop-Up Events  

Save the date for the Upcoming 2024 Pop-Up Events, registration will open closer to their date.

April 11, 2024 Workshop Trough Planting. Click here for detailsMember only event.

April 18, 2024 Northview Garden Tour. Click here for details. Member only event.

April 20, 2024 Visit to a Plant Collector's Garden in Kennett Square, PA Click here for details. Members only event.

May 20, 2024 Linda's Garden in Philadelphia. Click here for details. Members only event.

May 23, 2024 Visit to a Group of Gardens in the Newton, NJ Area.  Click here for details. Members only event.

May29, 2024 Tour of Chuck's Garden in Coatesville, PA. Click here for details. Members only event.

May 30, 2024 Container Design Demo in Wyndmoor, PA. Click here for details. Members only event.

June 6, 2024 Garden Visit to Fred’s Garden in Chalfont, PA.  Click here for details. Members only event.

June 8, 2024 Tour of Bob & Connie's Garden in Holicong, PA. Click here for details. Members only event.


HPS/MAG Programs

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 Kelaidis.  Click here for details, registration is now open.  This is a hybrid event, in-person and on zoom.

***Seed Exchange: 'Members wishing to submit seeds for the Seed Exchange can bring them to any of the above lectures and they will be taken to the drop off site'