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September 2019

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$15.00 - $20.00

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay Sunday, September 22, 2:00 pm Presented by Julie Zickefoose, writer, artist, and naturalist. Naturalist/artist/writer Julie Zickefoose thinks of herself as an unsung, minor, rather dirty superhero. Her superpower: saving small, economically worthless wildlife that would otherwise die. An orphaned jay named Jemima was one such foundling. Spending nearly a year healing, studying, and raising the young blue jay for release opened the door to their world…

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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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October 2019

Wednesday Walkabouts

October 2 @ 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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Magic in the Fall Garden: Nature Exploration for Kids

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $5.00

Magic in the Fall Garden: Nature Exploration for Kids Sunday, October 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm  Presented by Helen Standen, Greenhouse & Nursery Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.  Uncover the magic of the fall garden as we explore “What’s for Dinner?” Wearing our Explorer Vests and using tools such as magnifying lenses and binoculars, we will look for sources of food that support the critters that live in the Arboretum. This program is appropriate…

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Wednesday Walkabouts

October 9 @ 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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Tool Tune-Up

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$10.00 - $20.00

Tool Tune-Up Friday, October 11, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Led by Maddison Paule, Head Horticulturist at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Join us on Plant Shop Super Sale weekend for our tool maintenance workshop. Head Horticulturist, Maddison Paule, will demonstrate the steps of cleaning, oiling, and sharpening your favorite gardening tools. Bring your trusty pair of pruners so that you can tune them up in this hands-on workshop! $10 for members of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens…

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Forest Bathing for Health and Wellness

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$40.00 - $50.00

Forest Bathing for Health and Wellness Saturday, October 12, 8:00 - 11:00 am Presented by Maggie Brown, MSN, RN, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin Yoku or Forest Therapy, is an ancient practice which is now supported by scientific research. Improved immune function, reduced cortisol levels, increased cognition and memory, and improved mood are just some of the clinical findings. Forest Bathing walks are led by a trained guide who provides…

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Wednesday Walkabouts

October 16 @ 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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Thomas Meehan: Father of the Philadelphia Parks

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Thomas Meehan: Father of Philadelphia Parks Hosted by the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Thursday, October 17, 7:30 pm Presented by Ken LeRoy, Arborist at John B. Ward & Co. Ken LeRoy will share the history of Thomas Meehan, a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist, and author. Thomas Meehan worked at Kew Gardens before moving to Germantown, Philadelphia where he started a nursery. Meehan is considered to be the father of the urban…

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Wednesday Walkabouts

October 23 @ 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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Wednesday Walkabouts

October 30 @ 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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Psychological Benefits of Nature

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

Psychological Benefits of Nature Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 pm Presented by Reese Nelson, Ph.D., Professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Drawing on key insights from literature, life experience, and original research, Dr. Reese Nelson will discuss the psychological benefits of plants and why natural environments renew people. Join us to learn about the restorative qualities of nature and landscapes. Dr. Nelson is a Professor of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He loves the intersection where plants…

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November 2019

Wednesday Walkabouts

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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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Conservation Woodlands Hike

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $15.00

Conservation Woodlands Hike Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am Rain date: Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am Led by Steve Wright, Director of Horticulture/Curator of Plant Collections at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. As the Arboretum looks to its future, we evaluate opportunities to allow access into areas of the property that are currently restricted, but have enormous potential. We would like to extend an invitation for a behind-the-scenes tour of our Conservation Woodlands. You may have admired…

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Dried Floral Wreath Workshop

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$20.00 - $25.00

Dried Floral Wreath Workshop Sunday, November 10, 2:00 pm Led by Maddison Paule, Head Horticulturist at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Our native perennials take on a new form in fall and remain beautiful even after they have finished flowering. Join Head Horticulturist, Maddison Paule, for a workshop that will showcase the beauty of naturally dried flowers from our garden. All materials will be provided and each participant will go home with their own wreath. Please…

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The Energy is in the Edge

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $5.00

The Energy is in the Edge Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 pm Presented by Danilo Maffei, Maffei Landscape Design, LLC. Gardeners spend massive amounts of time concentrating on what is going to be "in" the garden, but not so much time on what goes "around" the garden. Selecting plants, choosing materials, and shopping for furniture all contribute to its aesthetics, but which organizing principles are being used to create the gravitational pull that holds them all…

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Houseplant Propagation Workshop

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$10.00 - $20.00

Houseplant Propagation Workshop Sunday, November 17, 2:00 pm Presented by Heather Titanich, Hamilton Educational Fellow at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, and Alice Doering, Landscape Designer. Calling all budding “plant parents”! Expand your houseplant collection by learning a variety of propagation techniques including stem cutting, leaf cutting, and division. Bring your own large, unruly plants or propagate from stock plants in Jenkins’ greenhouse. Take home the start of a gorgeous indoor garden! All supplies provided. $10…

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December 2019

Gifts from the Garden – A Children’s Workshop

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

Gifts from the Garden – A Children’s Workshop Sunday, December 8, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Led by Helen Standen, Greenhouse & Nursery Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. The season of gift giving is upon us. In this workshop, children aged 5 – 10, accompanied by an adult, will create gifts for their favorite teachers, grandparents, siblings, or friends. Four individual gifts will be made, each utilizing natural materials found in the Arboretum. Dress for…

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Winter Luminary Walk

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Winter Luminary Walk Friday, December 13, 5:00 – 8:00 pm As the days grow shorter, we invite you to join us at Jenkins for a celebration of winter light! The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, up-lit trees, floating lanterns, hot beverages, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Bundle up for a walk down to the pond while enjoying luminary lanterns, then enjoy delicious bites and brews from our neighbors at La Cabra…

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