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Arboretum & Gardens: Open every day of the week, 9 am – 7 pm
John J. Willaman Education Center: Closed until further notice
The Garden Shop at Jenkins: Opens for the season on April 23, 2021

 

Educational Programs and Events

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a living, growing, vibrant classroom for people of all ages. From seed propagation workshops to story time in the Children’s Garden, rhododendron lectures to botanical illustration, yoga practice to beekeeping demonstrations, there is always something new to learn, create, or experience at Jenkins!

Please contact programs@jenkinsarboretum.org with questions or for more information. 

Rare Finds and Exceptional Specimens

Preserving America’s Finest Native Rhododendrons Rare Finds and Exceptional Specimens: Preserving America’s Finest Native Rhododendrons Thursday, April 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Steve Wright, Director of Horticulture/Curator of Plant Collections, Jenkins Arboretum & GardensIn this presentation, Steve will talk about our exciting new curatorial initiative to develop a native rhododendron germplasm (genetics) repository at Jenkins. He will discuss exactly what we are doing, how we are doing, and why it is important. In

Free

All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses

How the White House Grounds Have Grown with AmericaAll the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses – How the White House Grounds Have Grown with AmericaTuesday, April 27 from 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Marta McDowellSponsored by the Villanova Garden ClubThe 18-acres surrounding the White House have been an unwitting witness to history— kings and queens have dined there, bills and treaties have been signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. Throughout it all,

Free