With so much going on at PHS and with our partners, we want to make it easier for you to makes plans to join us in what we do! Every Friday we will post the Friday Flyer, a list of upcoming events in which we hope you’ll want to participate.
Tuesday, April 9, PHS Tree Tenders Training in Montgomery County, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Pfahler Hall Auditorium, Ursinus College, 601 East Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426
Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your own back yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! This program offers hands-on tree care education in the five-county Philadelphia region. The nine-hour course covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working with your community. ISA, PA LA, Act 48 and PLNA credits are available. This course is not appropriate for children under 16. Click here to register and for upcoming dates in Chester County and Philadelphia. This class is held on three consecutive Tuesday nights: April 9, 16, and 23. The fee is $25. For information call 215-988-8845.
Wednesday, April 10, Stories from the Garden, 5:45 to 7:45 pm, McLean Library, 100 N. 20th St. Philadelphia
The PHS McLean Library book discussion group meets on the first Thursday evening of the month, October through June. Join us in reading and discussing works of fiction or nonfiction having to do with gardening, plants, nature, or the land. Participants need to obtain books and read each month’s selection prior to the meeting.
Participation is free and open to all, but registration for each discussion is requested. Please use the contact information below to register. To see a list of past and upcoming books, please click here. For information contact Priscilla Becroft at email@example.com or 215-988-8772
Wednesday, April 10, Terrariums: Landscapes Under Glass, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, McLean Library, 100 N. 20th St. Philadelphia
What could be better than brightening your home with a lush, green, miniature world under glass? This program offers practical tips on design, plant and container selection, and maintenance to help you create your own beautiful terrarium. Wine and snacks provided. Fee is $18 members, $23 non-members. Click here to register or call 215-988-8872.
Save the Date!
Sunday, April 14, Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
The centerpiece event of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday is a celebration of all things Japanese. Opening ceremonies get things started at 10:30 am, giving way to a full slate of activities and PHS will be there! Join us to learn about PHS Kids, Young Friends, and a sneak peek at the 2014 PHS Philadelphia flwoer Show theme, “ARTiculture.” For more information, click here.
Sunday, April 14, Phillies Tree Giveaway!11 am to 1 pm at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Here is your chance to get involved in Plant One Million! Along with PHS and TreePhilly, the Philadelphia Phillies are proud to offer a limited number of complimentary trees to their fans. You must be registered in advance to receive a free tree, which you can do by clicking here.
Saturday, April 27, Spring Fling at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Abington
It’s a great day for the entire family! Shop for gorgeous spring blooming perennials, colorful annuals, spring veggies and herbs, and new plant introductions featured at the 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Don’t miss the featured products in the gift shop: fun and tasty items for your springtime kitchen! The kids will love the butterfly stilt walker, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and other activities; adults can take in a planting or grilling demonstration; and there will live music, tasty refreshments, and more! Click here for more information and directions to Meadowbrook.