Free with garden admission; free for Members.
If you haven’t yet seen the restored Springfield Mills in action today is the best day of the year to see it. After learning the history of the mill and watching the corn being ground and sifted into meal, you’ll get to sample a fresh baked corn muffin.
Enjoy demonstrations from the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, the Clay Studio, Nexus Metal Works and the Philadelphia Salvage Company. Learn about goats, chickens and bees with visitors from Shady Apple Goats, Weavers Way and the Beekeepers Guild. Savor hot food and beverages from the Compton Café while listening to the sweet sounds of Valley Creek’s bluegrass music. Children can enjoy making crafts of the past with the Springfield Township Historical Society.
New this year, the Arboretum’s awesome guides have put together a “Trees on Trial” tour that will introduce you to the research projects conducted on the farm property. Tours begin at 12:30pm.
The Arboretum is open as usual today 10:00am - 4:00pm. Please use extra caution on pathways as some ice may persist.
Please note that winter weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.
Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.