During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Arboretum Grounds will be open 9AM to 4PM every day. However, the offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Wet & Wild

Orchids, birds of paradise, a huge (3 feet in diameter!) water lily and a modernistic multi-level 25 foot bamboo waterfall amid a lush rain forest, await at this year’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show.  Celebrating its 189th year as the country’s longest-running horticultural event, this year’s show is sure to impress with its celebration of water, entitled, “Wonders of Water.” Tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes will abound.

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Who's Been Here?

While many people count the days until winter is over, I find myself excited for the new discoveries that winter brings into the garden. There is nothing like a fresh snowfall to show you who has been visiting the gardens, and we were fortunate enough to still have snow on the ground for our Who's Been Here? program. As we walked the grounds in search of tracks, scat, and homes, I was amazed at the number of tracks that we saw! Below is a list of the animal tracks that we were fortunate enou...

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Square Foot Gardening

Today was the last day of a nine week, summer gardening series for children, called "Let's Get Growing!".


As I watched the children proudly gather their harvest of eggplants, chives, cucumbers and flowers, and race off to meet their parents, I heard shouts of "See you in the fall!". With a smile on my face, I took a moment to reflect back on the start of this new and wonderful Gardening and Nutrition program. Two children showed up for the first in th...

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