Upcoming Events Outside HPS/MAG....

Below is just a sampling of the many programs planned by other non-profit, horticulture-related organizations in our area. Please note that the items listed here may not be updated following posting. If you are interested in a particular event, please check the organization's website for the most current information. 

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2020

 

January

January 9-11. Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. mants.com.

January 14-17. Delaware Ag Week. Lecture & networking session. Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, DE. udel.edu.

January 10-11. New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL)  - Pennsylvania. Symposium. Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA. tclf.org.

January 13. Creating an Edible Birdhouse. Workshop. Delaware County Master Gardeners, Springfield, PA. [email protected].

January 13. Strategic Garden Design, lecture with Shari Edelson. Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

January 15. Knowing and Growing Old Roses, lecture with Nicole Juday Rhoads. Doylestown Nature Club, Buckingham, PA. 

January 15, 22, 29, February 5. Back to the Basics: A Down & Dirty Introduction or Refresher for the Home Gardener. Lecture series. University of Delaware Botanic Garden, Newark, DE. canr.udel.edu/udbg.

January 16 - February 20. The Real Dirt: Soil and Plant Growth. Class series. Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA. wagnerfreeinstitute.org.

January 16, 23, 30. The Winter Garden: The Basics, lecture series with Charles Cresson. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

January 31 . Wanderings at One: A Trifecta of Southern California Public Gardens, lecture with Mary Tipping, Plant Recorder and Curator of the Scott Arboretum.  Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org. 

 

February

Through March 27. Orchid Extravaganza. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. longwood.org.

February 1. Today's Horticulture Symposium. Early Bird Registration expires January 4. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. longwoodgardens.org.

February 7. Wanderings at One: Wild Plant Exploration in Israel and Crete, lecture with Susan Quinn Romero, Scott Arboretum Gardener.  Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org

February 9. Delaware County Master Gardeners' Second Saturday Lecture Series: Introduction to Pruning. Penn State Extension Delaware County, Smedley Park, 20 Paper Mill Rd, Springfield, PA. cvent.com.

February 14. Wanderings at One: Southern Portugal from Lagos to Lisbon, lecture with Charles Cresson and Sharee Solow. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

February 16. Association of Professional Landscape Designers (ALPD) DC/MD/VA Winter Lecture, Naturalistic Design for Every Space, with Carrie Preston of Studio Toop. Lecture. Silver Spring, MD. eventbrite.com.

February 21. Power of Plants Series: Houseplants 101, with Mackenzie Knight-Fochs, DCH Education and Outreach Manager. Make and take Workshop. Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE. thedch.org.

February 21. Wanderings at One: More than Haggis and Whisky: Garden Touring in the Scottish Lowlands, lecture with Jeff Jabco, Coordinator of Horticulture and Director of Grounds. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

February 21-22. Orchid Sale. Purchase orchids displayed in Orchid Extravaganza at discounted prices while supplies last. Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, PA. longwood.org.

February 28. Wanderings at One: Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, lecture with Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

 

March

Through March 27. Orchid Extravaganza. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. longwood.org.

March 2-10. The Philadelphia Flower Show, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Displays, workshops and demonstrations, tours, food, vendors. Philadelphia, PA. theflowershow.com.

March 7. Wanderings at One: Cloud Forest Explorations, lecture with Scott Arboretum Staff and local gardening enthusiasts. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

March 9. Power of Plants Series: Pruning Basics with Sam Seo, ISA-certified Arborist and DCH’s Community Forester. Lecture, demonstration, and supervised, hands-on pruning. Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE. thedch.org.

March 9. Galanthus Gala 2019, with Valentin Wijnen, Gerald Simcoe, and Tom Mitchell. Lectures, vendors, lunch. Downingtown Friends Meetinghouse, Downington, PA. eventbrite.com.

March 9. Bank to Bend, lecture with John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Great Park. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE. winterthur.org. 

March 13. Community Landscapes Symposium. Free and open to the public - attendance is limited to 75 participants. Registration required. Smyrna Police Department, Smyrna, DE. thedch.org.

March 14. Power of Plants Series: Aromatherapy and Botanical Mist Workshop with certified aromatherapist Robin Kielkowski of Brandywine Botanicals. Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE. thedch.org.

March 14. Wanderings at One: Experiences from the Scott Associates 2018 Garden Trip to Portugal, lecture with Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

March 16. Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchard Project. Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village, Philadelphia, PA. philllyorchards.org.

March 17. Scott Associates Spring Celebration, with Thomas G. Ranney, 2019 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, speaking about his passion for landscape plants that enhance the environment, the economy, and our gardens. Lecture free & open to the public, registration is required. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

March 17. Pruning Workshop with the Master Gardeners of Chester County. East Bradford Township Build/eing, West Chester, PA. cvent.com

March 23. Power of Plants Series: Seed Starting 101, with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners. Workshop. Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE. thedch.org.

March 27. Orchid Extravaganza Closes. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. longwood.org.

March 27. Orchid Sale. Purchase orchids displayed in Orchid Extravaganza at discounted prices while supplies last. Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, PA. longwood.org.

 

April

April 4. The Strange World of Seeds, with author Thor Hanson. Lecture. College of Physicians (Mutter Museum), Philadelphia, PA. eventbrite.com.

April 8. Our Fascination with Woodpeckers, with naturalist Pete Bacinski. The Doylestown Nature Club, Doylestown, PA. thedoylestownnatureclub.org.

April 13. Daffodils & Follies, Children’s daffodil show and crafts, guided walking tours of daffodils. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DE.  winterthur.org.

April 13. HPS Members invited to the Silberstein's Annual Camelia and Daffodil Festival & Potluck. Open garden. More information in the HPS/MAG Member Center. 

April 13. Garden Enthusiast Tour. Two hour guided garden tour. Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, DE. mtcubacenter.org.

April 17. I Didn’t Know That! with Drs. Bob Lyons and John Frett. Lecture. Univerisity of Delaware Botanic Garden, Newark, DE. udel.edu/udbg.

April 17. Foolproof Plants, with Nancy Bell. Lecture. Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE. mtcubacenter.org.

April 20. Learning to See and Explore at Stowe, lecture by Matt Rader, Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. winterthur.org.

April 22. Growers' Series: Edible Herb Walk. Penn State Extension. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA. extension.psu.edu.

April 22. Earth Day Lecture, Creating Living Landscapes, with Doug Tallamy. Arden Gild Hall, Wilmington, DE. ardenclub.org.

April 25. Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators, with Hank Davis. Lecture. Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE. mtcubacenter.org.

April 26-28. Henry Foundation for Botanical Research Spring Plant Sale 2019, "Native, New and Noteworthy". Gladwyne, PA. henrybotanicgarden.org.

April 26-27. University of Delaware Botanic Garden (UDBG) 2019 27th Annual Spring Plant Sale. University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Newark, DE.  udel.edu.

April 26-28. Ohara School of Ikebana Exhibition. Show, live demonstrations of Ohara style flowering arranging. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

April 27. Delaware Center for Horticulture 39th Annual Rare Plant Auction® with Celebrated Plant Expert Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Horticulture and Collections at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tickets include after-hours Main Fountain Garden performance, plant auction, food, first timer discounts, day- of-event tickets to Longwood. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA. thedch.org.   

April 27. Ohara School Ikebana Flower Arranging Class. Make and take workhop. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org. 

April 27. Community Plant Exchange.  Doylestown Nature Club (DNC) in conjunction with the Fonthill Earth Day Celebration, Doylestown, PA. doylestownnatureclub.com.

April 28. Awbury Arboretum’s first BIOBLITZ!  Join our Citizen-science effort to record the Arboretum’s species. Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA. awbury.org

April 28. Annual Wildflower Celebration. Free entrance, hands-on activities, nature play, and live music. Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE. mtcubacenter.org.

 

May

May 2 and May 4. University of Delaware Botanic Garden (UDBG) 2019 27th Annual Spring Plant Sale. Beautyberry (Callicarpa) is the featured shrub group and lenten rose (Helleborus) is the herbaceous featured plant group. University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Newark, DE. udel.edu.

May 2. Stenton Garden Party, hosted by The Stenton Committee and the Board of Managers Of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Cocktail buffet and music. Philadelphia, PA. stenton.org.

May 3-4. The Barnes Arboretum (at Saint Joseph's University) Annual Plant Sale. Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation at SJU, Philadelphia, PA. barnesfoundation.org.

May 3-4. Native Plant Sale. Delaware Nature Society, Hockessin, DE. delawarenaturesociety.org.

May 4. Tree Celebration. Free sapling trees (one per family), staff on hand to answer gardening questions. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

May 6. Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Tour and Reception. Focus on early-blooming tree peonies. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

May 9. 80th Annual Herb Sale at Historic Yellow Springs. Plant sale, brunch (reservations required). The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America, Chester Springs, PA. hsaphiladelphia.org.

May 9. Tree Celebration. Free sapling trees (one per family, while supplies last). The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

May 11. Scott Arboretum Selections: Spring Sale. Featuring tropical plants, unusual annuals, and spring bloomers. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

May 11-12. Annual Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale. Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA. brandywine.org.

May 11. Azaleas, Bluebells & Follies. Guided walking tours of azaleas and follies exhibit; historic Kurume azaleas plant sale. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. winterthur.org.

May 14. National Public Garden Week Tour. Free guided tour. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

May 18. 21st Annual Montgomery County Master Gardener PLANT SALE. Rain or shine-all sales under cover. Thousands of specialty and popular perennials, shrubs, trees, annuals, herbs and vegetables. 4-H Center, Collegeville, PA. facebook.com/montcomastergardeners, montgomery.extension.psu.edu.

May 22. Stillwater School's Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony of the Schoolyard Garden and Greenhouse. HPS/MAG Grant Recipient Garden! Stillwater Township Elementary School, Stillwater, NJ. RSVP to [email protected].

May 25. Celebrate the Roses 2019 - Wycks Open House. Wyck Historic House, Garden, & Farm, Philadelphia, PA. wyck.org.

 

June

June 1. 2019 Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour. Kennett Library at Bayard Taylor Commons, Kennett Square, PA. kennettlibrary.org.

June 5-8. Native Plants in the Landscape Conference. Early Bird Discount expires May 1. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. millersvillenativeplants.org.

June 6. Green Roof Tour. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

June 8th. The 2019 Hidden Gardens Tour.  Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Philadelphia, PA. mtairylearningtree.org.

June 26. Fabulous Lilies and How to Grow Them, with Charles Cresson. Lecture and tour of Cresson's garden. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org. 

 

July

July 19. Woody Plant Conference, with David Rubin, Nina Bassuk, Bernd Blossey, Ed Bowen, Samantha Nestory, Cat Meholic, and Patrick McMillian. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. woodyplantconference.org.

 

August

 

September

  

October

October 18. Perennial Plant Conference. More details available summer, 2019. Co-Sponsors: Chanticleer The Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, Longwood Gardens, Inc., The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. perennialplantconference.org.

 

 

November

 

December

December 7. Scott Arboretum Selections: Holiday Sale. Fresh greens, wreaths, living gifts.  Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

December 7. Berries and Bark Tour. Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. scottarboretum.org.

December 14.The Delaware County Master Gardeners Greens & Gifts Sale. Wreaths, greens, table arrangements, handcrafted gifts. Smedley Park, Springfield, PA. delcomastergardeners.com

 

2020

February 29 - March 8, 2020. The Philadelphia Flower Show, Riviera Holiday, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Displays, workshops and demonstrations, tours, food, vendors. Philadelphia, PA. theflowershow.com. 

 

How to Submit a Horticulture Event for Upcoming Events Outside HPS/MAG

Submissions are accepted from non-profit, horticulture-related organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region, with preference given to events submitted by HPS/MAG members. For consideration all submissions must include the following information: 

  • Event date
  • Event Name
  • Event type (f not already included in the name, please note if plant sale, lecture, workshop, symposium, etc).
  • Event City, State
  • Link to the event on the organization's website.

The Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group has sole discretion over which events will be posted on this page.

Submissions should be emailed at least 30 days prior to the event to [email protected]