Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

Notice: The garden will open late April 10 at 1:00pm

Gardening with History: Planning and Practice

MAY 30 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

The Philadelphia region leads the nation in garden heritage sites. How do our historic landscape stewards sustain both garden and mission in the 21st century? What are best practices and opportunities? This conference explores how we govern, interpret, curate and plan. Keynote speaker Peter Hatch, former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello brings a wealth of insight. Charles Birnbaum, Director of the Cultural Landscape Foundation shares regional models for collaborative marketing. Lauren Otten, the director of the Non-Profit Center at LaSalle University, examines advisory board development. Local historic garden directors address adaptive reuse, gardening with a mission, interpretation and sustaining our gardens’ relevance to the community. Participants enjoy connection and information sharing among historic garden leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts. Registration limited to 75 participants.

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Upcoming Classes

Identification of our Spring Flora
4 Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6
10:00am - 1:00pm

Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs
Monday, April 28
9:00am – 4:00pm

Tai Chi in the Garden
Four Wednesdays, May 14, 21, 28, June 4
10:00 - 11:00am

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