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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 December 30, Devon

Sculpted Earth: Exhibition and Sale of Ceramic Sculpture
Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens

Local artists inspired by nature and organic forms exhibit their clay sculptures that feature lines and curves reminiscent of flowers, seedpods, shells, leaves, and trees. The exhibit is in the John J. Willaman Education Center. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. An opening reception is held on Nov. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 610-647-8870 or visit jenkinsarboretum.org.



Through December 31, Philadelphia
Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Come see the holiday garden railway dressed in its wintry finest. Included in garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

December



Through December 15, Pittsburgh
Worlds Within
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

In collaboration with the Miller Gallery, at the other end of the Carnegie Mellon University campus, this exhibit features botanical micrographs by British artist Rob Kesseler and botanical wall charts from Carl Ignax Leopold Kny’s series, Botanische Wandtafeln. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday (except for Nov. 23 through 26). Free admission. Call 412-268-2434 or visit huntbotanical.org.



December 1 & 2, Greensburg
Christmas Sale
Greensburg Garden Center

This sale features fresh live wreaths, boughs, table arrangements, kissing balls, hanging baskets, garland, and curly willow and red-twig dogwood branches. Also offered are artificial arrangements and decorated 2-foot by 3-foot Christmas trees. From 3 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. Call 724-837-0245 or visit greensburggardencenter.net.



December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, Philadelphia
Friday Night Lights
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Enjoy the holiday garden railroad lit up and decorated for the season. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticket Leap beginning Nov. 1. Costs member adults $9, member children $3, non-member adults $16, non-member children $8. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



December 8, Philadelphia
Free Storytime
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Engaging reading sessions with local librarians are tailored to the changing seasons and complement the natural setting of the arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather at the outdoor children’s classroom next to the Widener Visitor Center. From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



December 9, Mercersburg
Christmas Open House
Conococheague Settlement

Featuring tours of historic houses decorated for the holidays using natural objects grown and harvested at Rock Hill Farm. Visitors will enjoy music, colonial games, wooden toys, books by local authors, and unique gift items. From 1 to 4 p.m. Call 717-328-3467 or visit cimlg.org.



December 9, Springfield
Deck Your Halls with Fresh
Fragrant Greens, Smedley Park

Delaware County Master Gardeners offer handcrafted, fresh-cut evergreen wreaths and holiday floral creations. Choose from a selection of wreaths with assorted evergreens, berries, and natural accents, as well as hanging baskets of greens, and bouquets of freshly-cut greens to use in your own floral designs. Also available are table arrangements, bundles of mixed greens, and other holiday creations. Browse the array of crafts and gifts made by Master Gardeners. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 610-690-2655 or visit extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.

 

January



Saturdays and Sundays through March, Philadelphia
Winter Wellness Walks
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Led by an experienced volunteer guide, these brisk walks stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up. Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. Meet in front of the Widener Visitor Center. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



January 5-7, King of Prussia
Greater Philadelphia Spring Home Show
Valley Forge Casino Resort

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking and admission. Call 610-563-2628 or visit greaterphillyhomeshows.com.



January 11-12, Blue Bell
29th Annual Landscape Design Symposium
Montgomery County Community College

This event provides an in-depth examination of the state of the art of naturalistic landscape design. Speakers represent a diverse and accomplished group of designers, horticulturists, ecologists, and artists in an interactive and informal setting. Continuing education units for landscape architects and designers is available. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To request a brochure, call 215-247-5777, ext. 125 or email jlm@upenn.edu.



January 12-15, Hershey
Nature’s Art
Hershey Gardens

See works of art by members of the Hershey Area Art Association on display in the educational and horticultural wing of the Milton and Catherine Hershey Conservatory. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in admission. Call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



January 12-15 & 19-21, Philadelphia
Philly Home and Garden Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Times vary. Costs $13 for adults at the door, $10 online, $3 for children 6 to 12, and free for children age 5 and under. Call 215-418-2003 or visit phillyhomeshow.com.



January 13, Springfield
Build an Edible Birdhouse
Smedley Park

Turn a wooden birdhouse into an edible feast for your winter birds. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Delaware County show how to mix a bird-safe glue to apply to the house, and then you decorate the house with bird seed and dried fruits. From 10 a.m. to noon. Costs $20, and there is a limit of 15 people. Call 610-690-2655 or visit extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.



January 20-March 25, Kennett Square
Orchid Extravaganza
Longwood Gardens

As one of the first plant collections at Longwood, orchids have held a place of distinction since 1922. Longwood’s horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with an artful display that includes a towering 12-foot-tall archway of pink Phalaenopsis sp. orchids, giant orchid orbs, a purple-and-white orchid curtain, and hundreds of Vanda sp. orchids adorning the silver garden. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free with admission. Call 610-388-1000 or visit longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/orchid-extravaganza.

 

February



February 2-4, Hershey
Orchid Show and Sale
Hershey Gardens

Returning to Hershey Gardens for the second year, the Susquehanna Orchid Society presents its annual show and sale in the educational and horticultural wing of the Milton and Catherine Hershey Conservatory. More than 1,000 orchids representing dozens of orchid varieties are on display, including rare species and unique hybrids. Vendors offer orchids for sale. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included in admission. Call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



February 9-11, Lancaster
Suburban Penn. Spring Home Show
Lancaster County Convention Center

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free admission. Call 866-503-3786 or visit lancasterhomeshow.com.



February 9-11, York
Home and Garden Show
York Expo Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this year’s show includes four garden displays on the show floor. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking. Call 717-767-2444 or visit yorkbuilders.com.



February 10, Springfield
Build a Mason Bee House
Smedley Park

Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County give participants an overview of the habits of mason bees and the value of building a house to attract them to your property; then you have a chance to build your own bee house. From 10 a.m. to noon. Costs $25, and there is a limit of 15 people. Call 610-690-2655 or visit extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/counties/Delaware.



February 17, Philadelphia
“Witch Hazel” Is Your Favorite?
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

These captivating winter bloomers can be found throughout the arboretum. Pick up a map at the visitor center that showcases specially selected specimens. Children can create a witch-hazel-related craft in the upper gallery of the visitor center. An arboretum expert is available in the upper gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. to answer questions on the variety and cultivation of witch hazels. The 2 p.m. guided tour focuses on the arboretum’s witch hazel collection. Free with admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org. m

 

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.