Along with creating the Morris Arboretum, John and Lydia Morris were benefactors to many cultural institutions - including the Philadephia Museum of Art. Program participants will tour the Museum to view some of their donations. After lunch in the museum restaurant, guests will visit the Water Works to gain insight on the Morris family's contribution to the city's manufacturing past.
Join Arboretum propagator Shelley Dillard for an early spring tour of the greenhouse and propagation areas. Guests will get a look inside the greenhouses and the Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery, areas that are generally closed to the public.
kebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that emphasizes simplicity of design and using line, space, and texture to create balanced, harmonious arrangements. Learn the rich symbolism and fundamentals of this graceful traditional Japanese art form and gain a lifetime skill for distinctive floral design while working on a different arrangement each week.
Over the last few decades, suburban development has replaced agriculture and open space as the largest class of land use in the Delaware Valley. This means that the welfare of the environment is largely in the hands of the homeowners. This class will address eco-friendly gardening from two perspectives: 1) what the most serious environmental issues are today and how gardeners can help mitigate the damage; and 2) what common gardening practices cause the most harm to the environment and how they can be altered.