Garden Calendar

Today, Tomorrow and Sunday

Orchid Show and Sale, sponsored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society, with exhibits by regional orchid societies and orchid vendors from the continental United States, Hawaii and South America; noon to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Free with admission: $16; $14 seniors ages 62 and over; $6 students ages 5 to 22; ages 4 and under free. Show and sale run in conjunction with Longwood Gardens' Orchid Extravaganza displays and special exhibits. Longwood Gardens, Route 1, Kennett Square; 610-388-1000;

Sunday, March 30

Rose-Pruning Demonstration, program at a meeting of the Philadelphia Rose Society; 1 p.m. Free. Morris Arboretum, 100 Northwestern Ave;

Thursday, April 3

The Tale Your Garden Tells, program with Tom Fischer, editor in chief of Timber Press, on how he created his garden in a new environment after a move from the East Coast to the West Coast; 7:30 p.m., reception follows. Free. Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, Route 320 and College Avenue, Swarthmore; 610-328-8025.

Up ahead

Peonies, discussion with Eleanor Tickner, owner of A Peony Garden, from 10 a.m. to noon April 10 at Smedley Park Environmental Center, 20 Paper Mill Rd., Springfield. Fee: $10; preregistration required: 610-690-2655; www.delaware.extension.psu.

Volunteer for Light Gardening at Friends Hospital's 100-acre campus: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12. Rain date: April 19. Free (parking, lunch, bottled waters provided); register at 215-831-7803, or Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Phila. Please call if inclement weather.

- Jerene Schroeder

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