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November 2017

Cider: The Journey from Orchard to Glass

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Explore apple growing, cider production, and enjoy a guided cider tasting with Brian and Olga of Dressler Estate. Their workshop will showcase the journey of apples from the orchard to your glass. You will leave with the knowledge of how something you can grow right in…

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Thanksgiving Table Arrangements

November 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Gardener Supervisor Adam Glas to create a gorgeous arrangement for your Thanksgiving table with fresh autumn greens and flowers. Adam will lead a demonstration on how to choose the best plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a conversation piece. Participants will create…

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Green Wreath Workshops

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Session A: Thursday, November 30, 2 to 4 pm Session B: Thursday, November 30, 7 to 9 pm Session C: Friday, December 1, 10 am to noon Session D: Friday, December 1, 2 to 4 pm Wister Center Create a unique and festive wreath with…

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March 2018
SOLD OUT

Advanced Pruning

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Snow Date: Friday, March 9 This class is for those of you who know the basics of pruning but would like to learn more about how to prune specific types of plants as well as learn specific pruning techniques. The morning will start with Scott…

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April 2018
$48 - $58

Great Garden Plants from 30 Years of Comparative Trials

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from Richard Hawke, Chicago Botanic Garden's Plant Evaluation Manager and Associate Scientist! He will share his research findings on genera such as Athyrium, Baptisia, Campanula, Coreopsis, Geranium, Geum, Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Nepeta, Rodgersia, Salvia, Stachys, Thalictrum, and Vernonia to…

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$50 - $60

Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blum Classroom, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Learn how to create an authentic Ohara School floral arrangement under the guidance of a certified Ohara School of Ikebana teacher. In addition to cut flowers to work with, participants will be provided with a ceramic container and a kenzan (Japanese-style "frog") to take home.…

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Hypertufa Trough Workshop

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Invented by and meant for gardeners, hypertufa troughs have an appearance similar to limestone planters but without the weight and expense. Learn with Curator Mary Tipping about the science behind hypertufa, and create your own planter with the simplest of supplies. Class participants will create…

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