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Wine, Cheese, and Spectacular Trees
Paul Meyer
The F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum

Join this early evening walk with Arboretum Executive Director Paul Meyer focusing on ten outstanding plants in the Arboretum’s living museum. Each of these accessions has special genetic significance and tells an important conservation story. You will learn about the attributes of each species and how the individual plant became part of the Arboretum’s collection. This walking class will conclude with a glass of wine, snacks, and discussion on the Arboretum’s popular tree canopy
exhibit, Out on a Limb. Rain or shine. In the event of rain, the class will be held with an illustrated lecture indoors.

Monday, September 26
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 9/26/2016 at 4:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

Oaks, Apples, and Whiskey: Fall Tasting and Tour
Anthony Aiello
The Gayle E. Maloney Director of Horticulture and Curator, Morris Arboretum

On this early evening autumn walk, Curator Anthony Aiello will introduce you to some of the outstanding oaks in the Arboretum’s living collection. Oaks are America’s national tree. They are great shade trees and have outstanding fall colors. Oaks are a great food source for wildlife and their wood is strong and hard. White oak (Quercus alba) is used exclusively in whiskey barrel making and aging and is responsible for much of its complex flavor profile. All whiskeys will be from local distillers
and will be sampled as we explore the oak collection. We will also sample some great old apple varieties and pair them with cheeses at the end of our walk on Out on a Limb.

Thursday, October 13
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/13/2016 at 4:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

Introducing the Gardeners of Compton
Joyce Munro
Author and former Dean of the Graduate School, Chestnut Hill College

Come and meet some of the gardeners during the "Estate Years" when the century was young and the Arboretum was known as Compton. John T. Morris and his sister Lydia, original owners of the Morris Arboretum, always wanted a botanical school and it appears they had one when Frank Gould was Head Gardener from 1898 to 1919. Dr. Munro will introduce us to Mr. Gould, whose career included positions at prominent estates in England and Massachusetts. Then she will take us
on a virtual tour of the astonishing estates the "under gardeners" moved to on their climb up the Head Gardener ladder. Listen for famous names and recognizable places as we trace the gardeners’ journeys to estates near and far. We will conclude with a toast to these unsung gardeners, several of whom were skilled in viticulture.

Tuesday, October 18
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 10/18/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Greenhouse and Propagation Tour
Shelley Dillard
Propagator, Morris Arboretum

Go behind the scenes with Arboretum Propagator Shelley Dillard for a late fall tour of the greenhouse when it is full of overwintering plants. This tour will include a look into the Arboretum’s greenhouses and propagation areas as well as a stop at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery. Don’t miss your chance to come inside these busy buildings that are usually closed to the public, and hear about some of the special plants propagated for both display and research purposes. Shelley will share the history of the Fernery, stories of propagation successes and failures, and maybe even give you a sneak peek at new upcoming projects. Check in at the Visitors Center, walk to the Greenhouse.

Saturday, November 5
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Single class scheduled on 11/5/2016 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

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