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Upcoming Events for Pennsylvania

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through November 18, Kennett Square
Chrysanthemum Festival
Longwood Gardens

This event spotlights Longwood’s horticulture expertise as chrysanthemums are crafted and grown into extraordinary shapes, some taking as long as 18 months to complete. The highlight of the display is the thousand bloom chrysanthemum, a single chrysanthemum that boasts more than 1,400 uniform blooms on a single plant. For more information, call 610-388-1000 or visit longwoodgardens.org.

 

November 10 and 24, Philadelphia
Holly Highlights and Winter Greenery Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide to explore the arboretum’s collection of hollies and other broadleaf evergreens that enliven the winter landscape with their lush greenery and provide year-round appeal and an everlasting framework for seasonal plantings. Tours begin at Widener Visitor Center at 2 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



November 17 through January 1, 2019, Hershey
Holiday Tree Display
Hershey Gardens

Features a festive display of holiday trees in the educational wing in the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory. A 14-foot poinsettia tree takes center stage. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



November 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25, Hershey
Kids’ Holiday Crafts
Hershey Gardens

Families can stop at the education center where kids can create ornaments using items from nature, such as pinecones and wood cookies, while enjoying a display of holiday trees decorated with ornaments made by local grade school students. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



November 22 through January 6, 2019, Kennett Square
A Longwood Christmas
Longwood Gardens

Thousands of poinsettias, towering Christmas trees, and fragrant flowers transform the conservatory into a warm holiday wonderland. Outdoors, more than 500,000 decorative lights glitter in the trees and colorful fountain displays set to music enchant visitors. Evening choral concerts, strolling carolers, and organ sing-alongs fill the gardens with the festive sounds of the holidays. For more information, call 610-388-1000 or visit longwoodgardens.org.



November 23, Philadelphia
Holiday Garden Rail Seasonal Opening
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Buildings and trains are meticulously decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



November 29, Montrose
Create Your Own Winter Outdoor Arrangements
Susquehanna County Extension Office

Design your own winter outdoor arrangements using evergreens and other gifts from nature. Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County provide evergreens and a limited number of large pots. 10 a.m.-noon. $5. For more information, call 570-666-9003.



Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Greensburg
Annual Christmas Greens Sale
Greensburg Garden Center

Stop in for a wide assortment of fresh greens, original designs, bows of all sizes and colors, beautifully decorated artificial trees, and other hand-crafted creations. 3-7 p.m. on November 30 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on December 1. Free. For more information, call 724-837-0245.



December



Through December 14, Pittsburgh
Alphabetum Botanicum
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

This exhibition features Kandis Vermeer Phillips’ illuminated letters, which are intertwined with plants, mammals, and insects. Each letter is paired with a botanical artwork from the institute’s collection to create a literal or amusing relationship between the two, such as the connection of ants with an aardvark and a peony bud, the sunflower as a food source for a cardinal, or the similar shapes of a fox’s tail and foxtail grass. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. (except November 22-23). Free admission. For more information, call 412-268-2434 or visit huntbotanical.org.



Early December, Montrose
Poinsettia & Christmas Wreath Sale
Susquehanna County Extension Office

Penn State Master Gardeners Susquehanna County offer poinsettias in several colors – red glitter, pink, white, and classic red, and in two sizes: 6½-inch pot for $15, and 8½-inch pot for $30 (classic red only). Wreaths are available in 18 inches for $25 and 24 inches for $30. Place your order in early November by calling 570-666-9003.



December 1, Philadelphia
Saturday Morning Live Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide for a featured tour of the month. This month tour a selection of impressive conifers that provide multi-season interest with an array of forms, foliage, bark, and of course, cones. Tour begins at Widener Visitor Center at 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26-31, Hershey
Kids’ Holiday Crafts
Hershey Gardens

Families can stop at the education center where kids can create ornaments using items from nature, such as pinecones and wood cookies, while enjoying a display of holiday trees decorated with ornaments made by local grade school students. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.

 

December 1, 2, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, Philadelphia
Garden Railway Holiday Nights
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Enjoy the holiday garden rail all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and miniature greens adorn the buildings. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Member adult $15, member child $8, non-member adult $19, non-member child $10. Visit morrisarboretum.org to purchase tickets.



December 7, Philadelphia
Storytime
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join us for fun and engaging reading sessions with local librarians. Each session is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the arboretum. Storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the visitor center. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



December 8, McConnellsburg
Fresh Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Fulton County Extension Office

Learn about fresh greens and make a centerpiece for your holiday table with Penn State Master Gardeners of Fulton County. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. $20. Call 717-325-4874 to register.



December 8, Springfield
Deck Your Halls with Fresh, Fragrant Greens
Smedley Park

Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County Master Gardeners offer an artful selection of wreaths with assorted evergreens and berries, hanging baskets of greens, and bouquets of freshly cut greens to use in your own floral designs and centerpieces. Also available are table arrangements, outdoor planters, and other unique holiday creations. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Linda Barry at 610-690-7669 or email lrb16@psu.edu.



December 8 and 22, Philadelphia
Holly Highlights and Winter Greenery Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide to explore the arboretum’s collection of hollies and other broadleaf evergreens that enliven the winter landscape with their lush greenery and provide year-round appeal and an everlasting framework for seasonal plantings. Tours begin at Widener Visitor Center at 2 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



December 9, Mercersburg
Christmas Open House
Conococheague Settlement

Visit this historic farmstead while dressed in its Christmas finery. Music, refreshments, and a unique gift shop. 1-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call 717-328-3467 or visit CIMLG.org.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.