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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 June 29, Pittsburgh
Dr. Charles Dorat, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Carnegie Mellon University

This exhibition includes watercolors by European physician and naturalist Charles Dorat (1806-1870) of medicinal plants that he found in Cedros, Honduras. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. (except May 28). Free admission. Call 412-268-2434, or visit huntbotanical.org.



Through September 30, Kennett Square
Festival of Fountains
Longwood Gardens

The celebration of the return of the main fountain gardens continues with daily performances and extended hours for illuminated performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. In addition, a fireworks show is held on May 26. Pricing, hours, and details are available by calling 610-388-1000, or visiting longwoodgardens.org.



June



June 30 through July 8, Philadelphia
Circus Week
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Visit the garden railway and see colorful circus railcars. Included with admission. Call 215-247-5777, or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

July 6, 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 outdoors in nice weather, at the outdoor children’s classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the visitor center.  10:30-11:15 a.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



July 7, Philadelphia
Nature Play
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Play with the sounds of nature using sticks, rocks, hollow logs, and bamboo. Children enjoy unstructured fun using what’s available. Takes place below the oak allée, past the three tubes sculpture, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



July 7, Philadelphia
Great Trees Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide for this featured tour of the month at 11 a.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

July 9, 16, 23, and 29, Hershey
Marvelous Mondays
Hershey Gardens

Explore the children’s garden and discover nature, create crafts, and enjoy entertainment. Each week brings a new program and take-home activity. 10 a.m.-noon. Included with admission, which is free for members. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



July 13 and 14, Greensburg
Flower Show
Redstone Highlands

Sponsored by the Greensburg Garden Center. For more information, call 724-837-0245 or visit
greensburggardencenter.net.



July 14, Annville
Annual Garden Tour
Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $15. For more information, call 717-304-2093 or visit lebanonhpt.org.



July 14, Springfield
Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden
Smedley Park

Learn about the multitude of insects, birds, and butterflies that visit our gardens from master gardener Kathy Hornberger. She discusses how to attract them by planting the plants they love and helping our environment at the same time. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10. For more information, call Linda Barry at 610-690-7669 or email lrb16@psu.edu.



July 14 & 15, Philadelphia
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

You’ll spot many of your favorite Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends characters chugging along the quarter-mile track. Look for Emily, the only female in the steam team; ‘Arry and Bert, twin diesel shunters who like to play tricks on steam engines; Toby, the friendly wooden steam tram; and of course, Thomas. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

July 15, Philadelphia
Grist Mill Demonstration Day
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum

Historic Springfield Mill at Morris Arboretum is restored and stone grinding corn for meal and flour. Come explore revolutionary technology, local history, and a beautiful setting along the Wissahickon Creek. Guided tours. Free, donations accepted. 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



July 17, Berwick
Vermicomposting – Composting with Earthworms
McBride Memorial Library

Columbia County Master Gardener Carol Burke presents this program from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 570-316-6519 or visit extension.psu.edu/columbia-county.



July 18, Greensburg
Tea in the Butterfly Garden
Greensburg Garden Center

Come enjoy tea in the Levefre butterfly garden at 11 a.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 724-837-0245.



July 18, Philadelphia
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, the same comic team that staged “The Compleat Works of Shakespeare (abridged)” return with this new production from Commonwealth Classic Theatre. 6:30 p.m. Cost is pay what you will. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



July 26-30, Wayne
Garden Design Master Class
Chanticleer

Learn about designing gardens with acclaimed British designer Annie Guilfoyle. Focus on essential techniques to initiate the design process, find inspiration, and develop a creative concept for a stunning garden. The workshop includes studio sessions, lectures, demonstrations, and garden walks. Tuition is $625 and class size is limited. For more information, call 610-687-4163 or visit chanticleergarden.org.

 

August

 

August 3, Hershey
Ugandan Kid’s Choir Performance
Hershey Gardens

Tubasanyukidde! That’s “welcome” from the children of the Ugandan Kids Choir, who bring Africa to you through their jubilant song and dance. 2 p.m. Included with admission, which is free for members. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.

 

August 3, 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 outdoors in nice weather, at the outdoor children’s classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the visitor center. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 4, Philadelphia
Nature Play
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Nature play is unstructured fun using what’s available. This session focuses on hidden gems and takes place at the lower entrance to the woodland trail, above the wetlands. Park in the meadow parking by the kiosk, or walk down from the café. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call
215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 4, Philadelphia
Water Features Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide for this featured tour of the month. 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 6 and 13, Hershey
Marvelous Mondays
Hershey Gardens

Explore the children’s garden and discover nature, create crafts, and enjoy entertainment. Each week brings a new program and take-home activity. 10 a.m.-noon. Included with admission, which is free for members. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



August 11, Latrobe
Butterfly Release
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

This popular event is sponsored by the Greensburg Garden Center. Purchase butterflies by calling 724-837-0245.

 

August 11, Springfield
The History of Kitchen Gardening
Smedley Park

Local garden historian Clarissa Dillon explains the background of colonial kitchen gardening, how it developed over the years, and why it is still pertinent today. Clarissa relays the fact-filled, hands-on procedures she maintains at the Thomas Massey House Garden in Broomall. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10. For more information, call Linda Barry at 610-690-7669 or email lrb16@psu.edu.



August 11, York
Open House at the Gardens
John Rudy County Park

Bring the family for fun and learning in the garden. York County Master Gardeners offer talks, tours, displays, children’s activities, and a plant clinic where you can bring plant questions and problems. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-840-7408 or visit facebook.com/yorkcountymastergardeners.



August 11 & 12, Philadelphia
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Listen for the train whistle as you look for your favorite steam engine characters chugging along the quarter-mile track. The whole gang from Sodor will be in the garden, including Emily, James, and of course, Thomas. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 16, Greensburg
Tea in the Butterfly Garden
Greensburg Garden Center

Come enjoy tea in the Levefre butterfly garden at 11 a.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 724-837-0245.



August 18, York
13th Annual Gardening with Natives Tour and Seminar
County Annex

York County Master Gardeners offer this daylong event where you can attend morning seminars on how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard, and then tour two properties in the afternoon. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee of $40 includes continental breakfast, lunch, seminars, resources, and tour. For more information, call 717-840-7408 or visit facebook.com/MAEscapes.



August 19, Philadelphia
Grist Mill Demonstration Day
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum

Come explore revolutionary technology, local history, and a beautiful setting along the Wissahickon Creek. Guided tours. Free, donations accepted. 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 21, Berwick
Spotted Lantern Fly – A New Invasive Pest
McBride Memorial Library

Columbia County Master Gardener Mary Jo R. Gibson presents this program from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 570-316-6519 or visit extension.psu.edu/columbia-county.

 

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.