Friday, March 27, 2015

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
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  • Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-247-5777
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      Morris Legacy: Art Museum Collections & Waterworks
    • Friday, March 27, 2015
    • 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.
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      Greenhouse & Propagation Tour
    • Saturday, March 28, 2015
    • 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.
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      Ikebana Flower Arranging
    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 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.
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      Gardening for Planet Earth: 10 Ways That You Can Make a Difference
    • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    • 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.
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      Summer Desserts Workshop
    • Sunday, April 26, 2015
    • Learn how to prepare some simple, refreshing desserts ideal for summer dining. Fruit tarts, chocolate mousse and Bavarian cream are among the recipes that will be explored.
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      Full Moon Garden Stroll
    • Monday, May 4, 2015
    • Visit the Arboretum after-hours and enjoy the garden's beauty under the light of a full moon. After the walk, guests will retire to the Visitor's Center for refreshments.
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      Beer Tasting
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    • Sample five Weyerbacher Brewing Company beers with accompanying food pairings. Offerings include the brewery's award-winning "Merry Monks" triple, along with a brand-new, tart-style beer.