Class Registration

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Magnificent Magnolias
Jehane Samaha - The Martha J. Wallace Endowed Plant Propagation Intern, Morris Arboretum

Join Morris Arboretum intern Jehane Samaha for a walking tour of the Arboretum’s beautiful magnolia collection. With a dazzling range of flower colors and scents, magnolias from around the world amaze and inspire. We will go beyond the aesthetic qualities of the collection, delving into topics of plant conservation, history, phenology, and botany. Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center.

Wednesday, April 5
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Great Plants and Places: Staff Favorites
Kate Deregibus - Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Take a tour of the Arboretum’s English Park with staff horticulturist Kate Deregibus. This area of the Arboretum was inspired by English landscapes that featured sweeps of gently rolling lawns set against groves of trees with classical temples, fountains, and other picturesque architecture, designed to recreate an idyllic pastoral landscape. You will find all of these features in the Arboretum’s English Park. Kate, the long-time gardener in this area of the Arboretum, who has a particular interest in spring-blooming wildflowers, will take you to some of the places in this landscape that she likes best and point out some of her favorite plants. She will discuss the conditions they prefer and the care that they require. Learn tips from an expert as she shares her section of the garden with you. Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Arboretum’s Visitor Center.

Sunday, April 23
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Family Overnight at Bloomfield Farm (Class is Full)

Enjoy an overnight getaway with family and friends at Morris Arboretum’s Bloomfield Farm. Arrive after dinner or with a picnic on Friday evening (no cooking please). Bring all that you need for camping: tent, sleeping bag and pad, flash light, folding chair, camp stories, etc. Pitch your tent by historic Springfield Mills, enjoy a communal camp fire, and toast marshmallows. There will be an evening nature walk led by Arboretum staff. Fireflies are expected in the meadows. Take a break from your routine without going far from home. On Saturday morning breakfast will be provided. You may want to bring your binoculars. The price is per tent with a limit of four persons per tent. Registration is limited to ten tents. Bloomfield Farm is located on East Northwestern Avenue directly opposite from the Morris Arboretum’s public garden entrance.

Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10 - Arrive after dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday
Depart by 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/9/2017 and ending 6/10/2017
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

Hops and History: A Tour of Bloomfield Farm (Class is Full)
Bob Gutowski - Director of Education and Visitor Experience

Enjoy an evening walking tour of Bloomfield Farm followed by a beer tasting in the historic Springfield Mills. The Farm is not usually open to the public so take this opportunity to explore its historic structures, landscape, fauna, and special plants. Arboretum staff historian, Bob Gutowski will help you explore the Bloomfield Barn, Springfield Mills, and other features. The mill has been restored to operation with much of its century-old machinery. The mill buildings dating back to the 1760s include the
Arboretum’s oldest architectural features. After the tour we will taste a variety of interesting local beers while enjoying the atmosphere of the mill and its setting along the Wissahickon. Snacks will be included. Dress to explore. Meet in the Bloomfield Farm parking lot. Look for the paved road across Northwestern Avenue from the public garden entrance. Take the second right into the parking lot where Bob will be waiting for you.

Wednesday, June 28
5:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 40.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

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