The metropolitan Philadelphia area hosts some of the nation’s oldest and most beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums. Gardening and landscaping enthusiasts living in the Tri-state area are within easy driving distance of a wide array of events sponsored at local gardens and arboretum year-round. Hear are details for you to enjoy October garden tours, photography workshops and indoor and outdoor horticultural splendors at three local venues in the Philadelphia and Main Line areas.
Chanticleer’s Digital Garden and Floral Photography Workshop
From October 25 thru 27, master photographer Allen Rokach will conduct a digital garden and floral photography workshop at Chanticleer, a public garden located on 47 acres in Wayne, Pennsylvania. According to the Chanticleer website, through lectures, field sessions, review sessions, and individual consultations; participants will expand their horizons from creating good or competent images to crafting truly great ones at the October photography workshop series.
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Highlights Tour
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College is conducting an Arboretum Highlights Tour on Saturday, October 26, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The Scott Arboretum website says, “Explore the Scott Arboretum’s plant collections with Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts.” Free to the public, call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 for more information.
The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Centennial Arboretum
Containing specimen trees and shrubs from Asia, Europe, and North America, The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Arboretum is located in the heart of West Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park. “Created for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and Centennial Arboretum has indoor and outdoor splendors for horticultural enthusiasts,” says the wheretraveler.com website. The Center features a visitor center and greenhouse; while the arboretum includes ponds, a Japanese maple collection, an evergreen collection, sculpture, and a wide variety of cultural entertainment. The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is located at 100 North Horticultural Drive in Philadelphia. Call 215-685-0096 for more information.
Stephen T. Aardweg, certified by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, is a Philadelphia landscaper with over 35 years invested in designing and installing fine gardens. Personally involved in every Aardweg Landscaping project, Steve possesses a broad knowledge of plants indigenous to Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware.
Based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Aardweg Landscaping performs expert landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for homeowners along the Main Line. For more information about Aardweg Landscaping, visit us online or contact us by telephone at 610-355-0703. Be sure to enjoy beautiful Aardweg Landscaping gallery images and videos on Houzz and YouTube.