The Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators (PSBI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a Members' Choice Exhibition of botanical art in watercolor, graphite, colored pencils, and other mediums. Each framed painting of a plant, flower, or fungi is botanically accurate and captures a moment in time in the life of a plant or flower or fungi. This annual show is an opportunity for our community and friends to see and purchase award-winning paintings.
This discussion will be led by Gene L. McMillen, Plant Healthcare Technician and ISA Certified Arborist #1508AT with Shreiner Tree Care. The discussion will be followed by a walk through the gardens and exploration of a variety of considerations for your home garden.
Learn yoga poses in tandem with breathing and stress-management techniques. Various healthy-living topics will be discussed during each session. All levels of experience are welcome. Classes will be held in six-week courses: Sept. 11-Oct. 16 and Oct. 23-Nov. 27.
Stoneleigh will open in the spring of 2018 as the newest public garden in the area. Natural Lands has recently acquired Stoneleigh, the former estate of John and Chara Haas, in Villanova. Stoneleigh is currently undergoing development to allow public access. The 43 acres of estate gardens, historic landscapes and magnificent trees will become a wonderful addition to "Americas Garden Capital". The Philadelphia region is remarkable with over 30 public gardens in 30 miles - more gardens than anywhere in North America. Ethan Kauffman, Director, will provide an overview of Natural Lands and discuss the past, present, and future of Stoneleigh.
Have you ever wondered what a plant knows? Can they see, hear, feel or even communicate? Join us for a lecture that investigates sensations we perceive as humans and how these senses are perceived through the "mind" of a plant. You might find that plants have a lot more in common with humans than you would think. We will go over multiple examples from Daniel Chamovitz' book, What A Plant Knows, and discuss these senses in further detail. Hopefully you will go home seeing plants in a different light.