Class Registration

Thank you for your interest in continuing education at the Morris Arboretum!

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Springtime Sunset Stroll
Springtime Sunset Stroll
Bob Gutowski - Director of Education and Visitor Experience, Morris Arboretum

Take time to enjoy a wind-down, day’s-end, garden stroll. During May’s long days, the plant world of Earth’s northern hemisphere is wide awake and beckons us to explore. Arboretum educator, gardener, naturalist, and historian Bob Gutowski will be your guide. Share Arboretum stories, explore garden nooks, and investigate interesting plants in the living collection. Observe the plants and creatures, relieve the day’s stress, and celebrate sunset’s sights, scents, and sensations in a serene setting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Wednesday, May 16
6:30 p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Behind the Scenes at the Garden Railway
Toni Hoffman - Member, South Eastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society
Bob Hoffman - President, South Eastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society

Join us for a sneak peek into the world of garden railways, one that combines a love of trains with a love of gardening. Drawing inspiration from the great railroads that shaped our nation, garden railways mimic life in America and incorporate beautiful garden landscapes into the world of model trains. The instructors will demonstrate the various sizes of model trains and types of engines available, and briefly discuss how to plan for and build a garden railway. After the indoor portion of the class, you will have the opportunity to visit the Arboretum’s garden railway set-up and see what’s new for 2018.

Sunday, May 20
1:00 p.m. - 2:30p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Behind the Scenes at the Wetlands
Behind the Scenes at the Wetlands
Jess Slade - The McCausland Natural Areas Horticulturist, Morris Arboretum

Join us for a walking tour around the Arboretum’s restored wetland. Learn about the unique plants that grow naturally in this setting, and the wildlife that rely on the food and habitat that these plants provide. Jess Slade will discuss how the wetland was created, management practices used in the area, and the environmental benefits that wetlands provide. She will also highlight some of the native plants in the area that can be used successfully in the home landscape. Please park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk and meet Jess there. Wear walking shoes that may get muddy and dress for the weather.

Saturday, June 2
10:00 p.m. - 11:30a.m.
Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.

Family Overnight at Bloomfield Farm

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 people 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 15 to Saturday, June 16
Arrive after dinner at 6:00p.m. Depart by 10:30a.m. Saturday
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.

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