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631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States

February 2020

Winter Landscape Photography

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 8 @ 1:00 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$50.00 - $60.00

This two-day photography workshop will give you the skills you need to photography beautiful landscapes in winter.Winter Landscape PhotographyA two-day class: Friday, Feb. 7 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm & Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm(Snow dates: February 21 & 22)Presented by Laura Ducceschi, Fine Art PhotographerHave you been frustrated by trying to photograph beautiful landscapes? Creating landscape images is a challenge because what we see in person is often difficult for…

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Belvidere: Evolution of A Plantsman’s Garden

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $5.00

Explore the 20-year development of Andrew Bunting's garden, Belvidere, located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.Belvidere: Evolution of A Plantsman’s GardenTuesday, February 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 pmPresented by Andrew Bunting, Vice President of Public Horticulture at the Pennsylvania Horticultural SocietyAndrew Bunting will explore the 20-year development of his garden in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. For the first 15 years of the development of the garden Andrew was Curator at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. Many parts of the…

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Macramé Workshop

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$30.00 - $40.00

Join us for a morning of knot tying in the greenhouse!Macramé WorkshopSaturday, February 22 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pmLed by Tara Vent, Hamilton Educational Fellow at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensJoin us for a morning of knot tying in the greenhouse! In this macramé workshop, participants will learn a few basic knots to make a plant hanger while enjoying the warmth and verdure of the greenhouse in winter. Students are welcome to bring along any…

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March 2020

Mindful Yoga (Mar. 9 – Apr. 27, 2020)

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 7:15 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$20.00 - $136.00

Mindful Yoga Mondays, March 9 – April 27 from 6:00 – 7:15 pm Presented by Janet Muti, Instructor at YogaLife InstituteEnjoy this unique setting, looking out the wall of windows into the Arboretum as we practice Mindful Hatha Yoga. Our practice will consist of gentle stretching and strengthening exercises done slowly with moment to moment awareness of breath and sensations that arise as we move from pose to pose. A variety of healthy living topics will…

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Dealing with Climate Change in Your Landscape

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$15.00 - $25.00

Want to help fight climate change at home?Dealing with Climate Change in Your Landscape Sunday, March 15 from 2:00 – 3:30 pmPresented by Kim Eierman, Founder of EcoBeneficial! Climate change is here and it is impacting our landscapes – increased flooding, more frequent droughts, more extreme weather events and increasing temperatures. Want to help fight climate change at home? Learn how the plants you choose and the landscape practices you use can help reduce the…

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Everywhere Else

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Learn more about the rich history of this sometimes loved and sometimes hated tree species Ailanthus altissima.A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Everywhere ElseThursday, March 19 from 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Jay Townsend, Ph.D.Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven) has a record from the dawn of history as a medicinal plant in China. It was introduced into the United States in 1784 by William Hamilton for his Woodlands estate on the west side of the…

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Gardening in Deer Country

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

Losing your plants to the deer? You are not alone! Join us to learn how to garden in deer country.Gardening in Deer CountrySunday, March 22 from 2:00 – 3:00 pmPresented by Steve Wright, Director of Horticulture/Curator of Plant Collections at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensLosing your plants to the deer? You are not alone; it is estimated that whitetail deer cause over one billion dollars in suburban landscape damage each year. In this presentation, Steve will…

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Houseplant Revival and Repotting Workshop

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Houseplant Revival and Re-Potting WorkshopFriday, March 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 pmLed by Horticulture Staff at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensBack by popular demand, the Arboretum’s staff will once again offer this workshop to give new life to some of your old or neglected houseplants. We can prune, clean, and re-pot any houseplant, including orchids. The Arboretum will supply the soil, fertilizer, and expertise, but we ask that participants bring their own containers and a willingness…

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April 2020

Wednesday Walkabouts

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Wednesday WalkaboutsWednesdays, April 1 - May 27 from 1:00 – 2:00 pmLed by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Staff Join us on Wednesday afternoons this spring to rejoice in the re-emergence of our beautiful gardens. 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 include spring ephemeral wildflowers, flowering trees, garden maintenance tips, rare plants, native azaleas, behind…

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Director’s Sip and Stroll

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - June 11 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Join Jenkins’ new Executive Director for a behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum.Director’s Sip and StrollSunday, April 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 pmThursday, May 21 from 5:00 – 6:00 pmThursday, June 11 from 5:00 – 6:00 pmLed by Tom Smarr, Executive Director at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensJoin Jenkins’ new Executive Director, Tom Smarr, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum. During each of these walks, Tom will highlight the history of the garden, plans for future…

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Annual Delaware Valley Daffodil Society Regional Show

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - April 12 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Annual Delaware Valley Daffodil Society Regional Show Saturday, April 11 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday, April 12 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pmIf you love springtime and daffodils, this is an opportunity to see many cultivars available in the marketplace, learn more about the 13 different daffodil divisions, daffodil culture, resistance to pests in the garden, naturalizing, landscape planting, and what constitutes a good garden flower or an excellent show flower. There will be…

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Easter Sunrise Service

April 12 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Celebrate Easter morning surrounded by the beauty of nature.Easter Sunrise ServiceSunday, April 12, 6:30 amPresented by Trinity Presbyterian ChurchTrinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn, PA welcomes all to celebrate Easter morning surrounded by the beauty of nature at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Sunrise service will begin at 6:30 am on the hillside above the pond. Bring comfortable shoes and something to sit on. In the event of rain, the service will be indoors, looking out over…

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Native Trees in the Urban Landscape

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $10.00

Learn more about the trees in our everyday urban lives.Native Trees in the Urban LandscapeSunday, April 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 pmPresented by Heather Titanich, Hamilton Educational Fellow at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensWe walk and drive past dozens of trees daily, but how often do we stop to think about the part they play in our lives? Grow your knowledge on native trees and their important role in natural and urban environments. Begin indoors with…

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For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves: Steppes Revisited

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $5.00

Learn more about the steppe regions of the world, and how to incorporate these diverse and tough plants into your own landscape.For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves: Steppes RevisitedTuesday, April 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 pmPresented by Kevin Philip Williams, Horticulturist at Denver Botanic GardensThe vast steppe regions of the world contain some of the most species-rich and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet and yet tend to be overlooked, heavily exploited, and marginalized places. The…

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

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free - $15.00

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 AmericaThursday, April 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Marta McDowellThe 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…

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Gardening for Pollinators

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$10.00 - $15.00

Penn State Master Gardener Pollinator Garden CertificationGardening for Pollinators: Penn State Master Gardener Pollinator Garden CertificationSunday, April 26 from 2:00 -3:30 pmPresented by Chester County Master Gardeners Sharon Richardson and Nancy SageBirds, bees, bats, and butterflies play a vital role in the ecology of our region. These pollinators ensure the survival of the plants that bring us fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, fibers as well as those that prevent soil erosion and sequester carbon. Join us…

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May 2020

Cocktail Container Garden Workshop

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$30.00 - $40.00

Plant your own container with botanical cocktail ingredients!Cocktail Container Garden WorkshopThursday, May 7 from 7:00 - 8:30 pmLed by Maddison Perzel, Head Horticulturist, and Helen Standen, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensSip on one of our signature botanical cocktails while you plant your own container cocktail garden to take home! We will provide the drinks and a collection of plants for you to choose from. You will be able to create and…

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Butterfly Buffet Container Garden – A Workshop for Gardeners Aged 6-10

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
$15.00 - $20.00

Young gardeners plant their own Butterfly Buffet garden container.Butterfly Buffet Container Garden: A Workshop for Young GardenersSunday, May 31 from 2:00-3:30 pmPresented by Helen Standen, Greenhouse and Nursery Manager at Jenkins Arboretum & GardensVery hungry caterpillars will be sure to love this Butterfly Buffet! This workshop for children aged 6-10 will begin with an overview of the butterfly life cycle and the species found in our region. Participants will then create a guide to help…

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June 2020

Summertime Stories in the Explorer’s Garden

June 4 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 11:00 am EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

Summertime Stories in the Explorer’s GardenLed by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens staff and volunteersThursdays, June 4 – August 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 amCome and visit our children's Explorer Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. After the story, you and your child or grandchild are welcome to borrow a Junior Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an…

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July 2020

The Delaware Valley Iris Society Sale

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States
Free

The Delaware Valley Iris Society SaleThe Delaware Valley Iris Society SaleSaturday, July 18 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Presented by the Delaware Valley Iris SocietyThe Delaware Valley Iris Society will once again hold a sale of all types of iris plants and rhizomes at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Arrive early for best selection! For more information, please visit: http://www.dvis-ais.org, or contact George Hildenbrandt grh3@psu.edu.Free of charge. No registration required.

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