Annual Meeting & Lecture

2018 Annual Meeting at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensEvery November or December, HPS/MAG holds its annual business meeting to elect the Board of Directors for the coming year. Admission is free but is limited to members only. Our most recent annual meetings have been held at the beautiful Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon, PA, known for its collection of over 500 varieties of rhododendrons.

Following the business meeting is a lecture. Past speakers have included authors, landscape designers, educators, and horticulturists.

Links to registration forms for this meeting are included in the Upcoming Events
emails sent to our members, and on our website.


 2019 Annual Meeting

Sunday, December 1, @ 2:00 pm
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333.

Space is limited, click here to register for this event.
Free, open to Members only
Light refreshments will follow a brief business meeting and the presentation by our guest speaker.
This year’s annual meeting will again be at Jenkins Arboretum.  Our guest speaker will be Nicole Juday Rhoads from PHS, who many of us know from our volunteer work at The Flower Show and elsewhere.  Nicole was also one of the garden hosts at last year’s popular members-only garden tour.  We look forward to welcoming Nicole to relate the fascinating history of Philadelphia’s preeminence in horticulture.
The Cradle of American Gardening: 300 Years of Philadelphia Horticultural History 

Gardening has been part of the regional identity of Philadelphia since its inception more than three centuries ago. This talk examines some of the factors that have contributed to the development of world-class horticultural institutions in our region and the elevation of gardening to its highest form by professionals and home gardeners.

Nicole Juday Rhoads has a deep background in public horticulture. Past positions include working as a project manager for Greater Philadelphia Gardens, running the Arboretum School at the Barnes Foundation, and curating the rose garden at Wyck Historic Garden in Germantown. Her writing has appeared in many garden publications and she has been a regular contributor to PHS’s Grow magazine. As Director of Engagement at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, she works to strengthen existing relationships with individuals, organizations, and institutions through engagement and special projects, and seeks to introduce PHS to new audiences, building an appreciation of their important work throughout the region.
Questions, email: [email protected].