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Bartram's Garden Events 2021
Welcome Center (and restrooms) open Monday thru Saturday 9-4
May 7 or 9 - Open-Air Social!
Choose your own adventure by registering for either: 1. Live music on the riverfront with the great DJ Femi; OR 2. Bartram Quizzo in the Botanical Gardens with our horticulturalist Katie, who has hand-selected garden-themed prizes for trivia winners. Tickets includes wood-fired pizza, a festive cocktail, gourmet chocolates. Limited tickets.
Bartram's Garden
54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard

Hiking Jane Guided Nature Walks, 2021
Greenhouse Project Walks 10 led by Jane Frey, naturalist. Social distancing, bring a mask. These will not be interpretive walks. No pets. Call ahead if unsure of how to get to trailhead parking lot.
May 8 - KIRBY PARK, Kingston
3 miles easy. “Spring is in the Air”. Walk in the park to Susquehanna River dike for views of river and historic Market Street Bridge. Kirby Park is one of the Frederick Law Olmstead parks built throughout America. Nay Aug Park in Scranton and Central Park in New York City are two others. Directions: 81 South to Exit 170B – Wilkes-Barre. Take Exit 3, turn left at end of exit ramp. Go a couple miles to Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Turn right going around the downtown square and over Market Street Bridge. Entrance to Park is on left a short way past bridge just before the Kingston Armory. Go to last parking lot near duck pond entrance and port-a-lavs.
1 mile easy. “Pink Pinksters.” Paved and natural surface loop thru woods to see spring bloomers: pinkster flower, lady slipper, starflower, sassafras saplings, tamarack trees, and more. Stop afterward at Archbald State Park, Eynon, 1 mile, moderate, to see biggest glacial pothole in the world and maybe more lady slippers.
Directions: North Scranton Expressway and business Route 6 East thru Dickson City and Viewmont Mall area, about 10 miles from downtown Scranton to Betty St., Eynon. Turn right on Betty St. Go to T-intersection. Turn left at T and go 1.2 miles to Ed Staback Memorial Park (Archbald Regional) on left. Turn left into park and go to second parking lot on right for port-a-john and trailhead.
June 5 - PITTSTON RAIL TRAIL, Pittston 3 miles easy. “Spring Bloomers." Susquehanna River walk to site of Knox coal mining disaster along a flower lined path. Directions: Take 81S to Avoca Exit 178 B. Turn left at STOP sign; go straight, then bear right at fork. Go 0.5 miles down hill on Route 315 South and turn right on Main Street. Go 0.4 miles and turn left onto Route 11 S. crossing bridge. Go 1.9 miles to traffic light following signs for 11 South the whole time. At traffic light turn right, still on 11 South. Go .7 miles down hill to next traffic light. Go straight for a long block to T-intersection at Kennedy Blvd. Turn left onto Kennedy Blvd. Go 1 mile to Cooper’s Seafood on right. Park at old Cooper’s Seafood Cabana in back lot. Need a pit stop? Go to Burger King about 1 block BEFORE Cooper’s on left.
3-4 miles easy to moderate. “Mounds of Mountain Laurel." Lakeside Trail to county visitors center and wetlands trail along a BIG pipeline to viewing platform seeing native and introduced species along the way. Directions: Take Route 81 to Route 380 to Route 84 E to Mt. Cobb Exit 8. Turn left at exit ramp to traffic light. At light turn right on Route 348. Go to end about 3 miles. Turn left onto Route 590. Go about 15 miles, crossing over Route 191 in Hamlin to Route 6 in Hawley. Turn right at traffic light onto Route 6. Cross 4-lane concrete bridge. Take first right into Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Center across from Coutt’s Ice Cream. Follow paved road to dead-end in a parking lot at back of property.
July 24 - BLAKELY BOROUGH RECREATION COMPLEX (Old Mellow Park), Peckville
2 miles easy. “The River Runs Through It." Explore river species and enjoy the rapids as we meander thru the park and over a beautiful pedestrian bridge. Directions: Route 81 North, Exit 188, Dunmore/Throop. Turn right at end of exit ramp. Take O'Neil Highway (Rt 347 N) toward Throop 2 miles. In Olyphant at traffic light go straight onto Burke Bypass. (This intersection is at funny angles.) Go 0.8 miles. Continue on North Valley Avenue. Go 0.5 miles. North Valley becomes Constitution Avenue. Go 0.4 miles under a railroad trestle. Turn left on Bridge Street (Rt 247). Go about two blocks crossing bridge over river and turn left on River Street at old train station converted to a business. Go two blocks to Blakely Borough Recreation Complex. See tennis courts, ball fields and restrooms. Turn left up short hill to parking area for trail. GPS: 100 Keystone Avenue, Peckville, PA
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Walks
Nature walks along the river trail, all short, level walking with emphasis on identification. Bring masks. No pets.
May 15 - 7th Avenue to Broadway 10 Park in 7th Avenue parking lot.
July 10 - Gilmartin Street in Archbald to Jermyn 9 Park in church lot in Archbald on corner of Church Street and Gilmartin Street. If full, park on street.
September 18 - Carbondale to Simpson 10 Park behind Ben-Mar Restaurant in Carbondale
Rob's cell: 520-954-5759. Jane's cell: 520-262-9132 for day of hike.
Home phone: 570-343-5144 for any other time.

G.O.A.L. Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown Events
Bristol Township Public Auditorium
2501 Bath Road

Longwood Gardens Events
Open. Schedule your visit.
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square

Milford Garden Club Events
Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. New members always welcome!
Milford Garden Club
St. Patrick’s Church Hall
E. High and 4th Streets
Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club Events or Angela Vitkoski at or (570) 718-6507.

Doylestown Nature Club Events
Guests welcome with $5 donation.
Location: Buckingham Township Building
4613 Hughesian Way

The Garden Conservancy
Garden Conservancy Events 2021
April 29, 2021 - Zoom Presentation: A Year at Clove Brook Farm, with Christopher Spitzmiller 2p Eastern, 11a Pacific
In his first book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm, ceramist Christopher Spitzmiller invites us to explore his ultimate country retreat, where he has created an idyllic lifestyle of the weekend farmer. Christopher's gardens and home are a reflection of his varied passions and intense creativity. He takes us into his beautiful home and gardens. His ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and are regularly featured in celebrated publications, including Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal. He is on the Garden Conservancy board of directors and his gardens have become a popular highlight in Open Days Program. They are scheduled to open on Saturday, September 18. Fee. Registration ends 24 hours prior to this webinar. Check the GC website store to register.
Christopeher Spitzmiller's website:
Open Days Program
Rain or shine. $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
PO Box 608
Garrison, NY 10524

Martha Washington Garden Club Meetings 12:30
Maintains Public Burying Ground at Slate Hill Cemetery; improves gardens at Elm Lowne, flower arrangements at township building. Scholarships for horticultural students. Meets 4th Wednesday September thru June. Open to public. New members welcome, $5/lectures of interest & $25/year to join! Refreshments, networking.
Martha Washington Garden Club
Lower Bucks Masonic Hall
Edgewood Rd

Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Events
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue

Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators Events
Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators
Info: ,

ARTtery Gallery Events
Artery Gallery Fine Arts and Crafts
210 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337

The Garden Conservancy Events

Open Days are rain or shine; no reservations required. Fee: $10 per garden.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Postal Road P.O. Box 219
Cold Spring, NY

Philadelphia Horticultural Society Travel Programs.
Philadelphia Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

Churchville Nature Center Butterfly House Events
Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Info: Stommy Blauth:

Tanglewood Garden Club Events
Tanglewood Clubhouse
1699 Willow Pond Dr.
Yardley, PA 19067, Kathryn Schwenzer

Edge of the Woods Nursery Events
Edge of Woods Nursery
2415 Route 100, Orefield
Info: Louise Schaefer at 610-395-2570;

Penn State Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners Events
Penn State Cooperative Extension
Neshaminy Manor Center
1282 Almshouse Road,(corner of Route 611 and Almshouse Rd)

Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group Events

Chanticleer Garden Events
Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Road
Information: (610) 687-4163,

Gesneriad Society Events
Information: 727-796-5615 or 973-579-7914, or

Silver Lake Nature Center Events
Silver Lake Nature Center
1306 Bath Road

Morris Arboretum Events
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
More info: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125,

American Begonia Society Events
Info: Bernie Wiener

Tyler Arboretum Events
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
610-566-9134, x 210 or

Lehigh Valley Flower, Garden, and Pool Show
Marketplace, display gardens, speakers, demos
Agricultural Hall
Allentown Fairgrounds
17th & Chew Streets

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