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April 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Marvelous Maples: The 60 Million-Year Journey of the Genus Acer

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College Jake J. Grossman on this fascinating botanical journey! Over the last 60 million years, the genus Acer (maples) has radiated from its origins in present-day China to include roughly 160 species spread across the temperate north,…

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Gardens and Tonic: Celebrating Scott Arboretum’s Trees

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Julie Jenney to celebrate the fantastic trees of the Scott Arboretum on the eve of Arbor Day. After a brief history of the arboretum and virtual tour of some of her favorite campus scenes, Julie will highlight several of the arboretum's most prized trees,…

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May 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Welcome to Peony Season: Let’s Arrange with One of Nature’s Stars!

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Valerie McLaughlin, American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), for a virtual webinar featuring this lush, lovely gift from the garden – peonies! Learn easy, unique, and interesting techniques showcasing this magnificent flower that is just starting to bloom in May. Since this will be…

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Gardens and Tonic: Tree Peonies and More!

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Jeff Jabco for a virtual tour and discussion of Scott Arboretum's tree peony collection. In addition to watching the collection progress through the flowering season, care and design with tree peonies will also be discussed. Jeff will also share the favorite peonies that Mid-Atlantic…

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Gardens and Tonic: Cemetery Arboreta and Pennsylvania Champion Trees

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Many historic cemeteries were founded as green space and urban arboreta and are still great places to explore collections of large specimen trees. Join Aaron Greenberg, Arboretum Manager at Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, for a discussion of how trees and shrubs are…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: From Trash to Treasure: A Story of Resiliency, Sustainability, and Beauty Among the Ruins

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Chief Operating Officer of South Coast Botanic Garden MaryLynn Mack, will share South Coast Botanic Garden's story of how it began as an open-pit mine, became a residential landfill, and now thrives as an 87-acre garden filled with over 3,500 species of plants including palm,…

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June 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: The Solstice Garden – The International Garden Festival – Chaumont-sur-Loire

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Nicholas Tomlan (from France!) as he describes his award-winning garden designed for the famous garden festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire in the Loire Valley in France. His design touches on the idea of solstice lines and uses a very naturalistic plant palette with plants adapted to…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: How to Print Your Garden

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Like gardening, the simple process of nature printing stirs our kinship with the earth and charges our creative energies! In this presentation, Laura Bethmann will demonstrate how she creates beautiful, life-sized images by inking and hand-printing garden plants and fruits. A nature printer and artist…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Part One: A Garden Remembered and Reimagined

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Linda Pastorino for part one of a two part webinar series about her garden, Woodhull Hedge House, in New Jersey. These two lectures are based on the before and aftermath of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy storm damage. Linda will share her step by step…

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July 2021

Free

Gardens and Tonic: Part Two: Lost Horizons, Redefining Boundaries

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Linda Pastorino is back to tell us the comeback story of her garden after its devastation and eight years of having to fend for itself. She will show her step by step process of taking back the garden and will share her newly envisioned plan…

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