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Mt. Cuba and Winterthur: Explore Two Gardens (Class is Full)
Our first stop will be at Winterthur Gardens, the original the home of Henry Francis du Pont. Gardening was H. F. du Pont's first love and these gardens draw their inspiration from his artistry. Color combinations are very important in this garden. H.F. du Pont selected the best plants from around the world and arranged them to create a season of bloom that lasts from late January to December. We will have a guided garden tour followed by lunch on you own at the Winterthur café. After lunch we will visit the gardens at the Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora. The Center's wildflower gardens reveal the ornamental beauty and diversity of native Piedmont plants. Towering tulip trees add to the beauty of these naturalistic plantings and the native woodlands that surround the cultivated estate. We will leave from the Arboretum. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk. Lunch is not included in the cost of the trip.

Wednesday, May 4
7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/4/2016 at 7:45AM
 
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.

Architecture and Landscape of Chestnut Hill: A Walking Tour
Barry Jeffries
Landscape Architect and Morris Arboretum Guide

Join us for a tour of the unique landscape and historic architecture of the St. Martin's area of Chestnut Hill. Adjacent to the natural treasures of the Wissahickon Valley, this community continues to be blessed with many uniquely designed areas with historic homes and gardens, earning it the title of Philadelphia's "Garden Suburb." There are fascinating connections that exist between the history and development of the St. Martin's area, landscape gardening, and the Morris Arboretum. We will examine this community's rich architectural and landscape design legacy that has contributed to making this a very desirable suburban enclave in the Philadelphia area. Meet in front of the Chestnut Hill Academy parking lot at 500 West Willow Grove Avenue.

Saturday, May 14
1-3 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/14/2016 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $30.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.

Reclaiming Industrial Philadelphia: Rail Park, the Reading Viaduct, & Pier 68 (Class is Full)
Tour Leaders: Aaron Goldblatt, Executive Member, Friends of Rail Park
Bryan Hanes, Principal, Studio Bryan Hanes, design firm for Pier 68

Join us for a street-level walking tour along the proposed 3-mile Rail Park site. Learn more about the historic City Branch, the Reading Viaduct, and plans for creating an elevated park called Rail Park. The Reading Viaduct, which carried trains into Center City for almost 100 years, is an elevated train track that transects diverse and rapidly redeveloping neighborhoods just north of Center City. A project is in the works to preserve and redevelop the Viaduct into a park with great views of local neighborhoods and the Philadelphia skyline. Visit their website at http://www.therailpark.org/ . We will then visit Pier 68 in South Philly. This is the third permanent pier park to open on the Delaware River Waterfront. We will have a tour of this half-acre pier that was designed to be a place to relax, go fishing, and learn about the tidal ecology of the Delaware River. A picnic lunch will be provided. We leave from the Arboretum by small bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the entrance kiosk.

Tuesday, May 17
9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Single class scheduled on 5/17/2016 at 9:15AM
 
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $80.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $85.00 ea.

Visit to Meadowburn Farm and Greenwood Gardens (Class is Full)
Meadowburn was the Vernon, NJ country home of Helena Rutherfurd Ely, a pioneering figure in American horticulture at the turn of the 20th century. She was a founding member of the Garden Club of America and author of influential gardening books. In this garden Ely developed the hands-on horticultural knowledge that informed her writing. Meadowburn, which remains relatively unchanged to this day, was recognized as one of the finest gardens in the country. After lunch at Meadbowburn, we will visit Greenwoood Gardens in Short Hills, NJ. In the early decades of the last century, multi-millionaire Joseph P. Day established the gardens as a private retreat from the hectic pace of New York City. Here his family cultivated annual and perennial gardens and commissioned pergolas, terraces, a summer house, and tea house. After years of decline, the property was sold in the 1950s to Peter P. Blanchard Jr., a gentleman farmer, and his wife Adelaide Frick who added evergreen formality and whimsical ornaments to the landscape. Though still undergoing restoration, Greenwood Gardens is now one of 16 exceptional gardens in the country endorsed by the Garden Conservancy. We will leave from the Arboretum on a coach bus. Park in the meadow to the left of the Kiosk. Lunch is included in the cost of the trip.

Wednesday, May 25
7:15 a.m.-5 p.m. (approximately)
Single class scheduled on 5/25/2016 at 7:15AM
 
Attendees: 1 $110.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $125.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $110.00 ea.

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