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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!

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September 2019

Wednesday Walkabouts

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Led by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Staff. Join us on Wednesday afternoons this fall as we celebrate the change of seasons. The Arboretum’s staff will lead you on tours through the garden to talk with you about our botanical collections, focusing on a different theme each week which could late summer wildflowers, fruit and berries, fall foliage, or our collection of native trees and shrubs. Keep an eye on your email and social media for…

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Gardening for the 21st Century: Designing and Managing Public Gardens for Everyone

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Gardening for the 21st Century: Designing and Managing Public Gardens for Everyone Sunday, September 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm orThursday, September 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Presented by Tom Smarr, Executive Director at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Join us as our new Executive Director gives his inaugural lecture at Jenkins. This illustrated talk will focus on the increasing importance of public gardens for mental healing and positive environmental impact. His examples of smart plant selection and…

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Sidewalk Chalk Walk

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Get your creative juices flowing and join us as we draw our way through Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens! In this morning of “graffiti with permission” we will use sidewalk chalk to illustrate a mural stretching from the Green Ribbon Native Plant® Gardens near the John J. Willaman Education Center through the forest, and all the way down to the pond. Do not miss this special morning of family fun and endless doodling! Be sure to…

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