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Kathleen Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum

Kathleen Salisbury Appointed Director Of Ambler Arboretum

Kathleen Salisbury can’t remember a time when plants, horticulture and the outdoors weren’t a part of her life.

“I come from a long line of people with green thumbs. I’ve always had a connection to the outdoors; there was always a draw for me toward horticulture,” she said. “It was a natural progression that I’d look toward horticulture as a profession, public horticulture in particular. I’ve always felt that it’s through these wonderful public gardens that we can truly commit people to thinking environmentally and sustainably.”

After a 25-year career that has touched upon nearly every aspect of the green industry, Salisbury is bringing her knowledge and experiences to Temple University Ambler as the new Director of the Ambler Arboretum.

“An award-winning horticultural educator, (Salisbury) joins our Temple University team with decades of experience in horticulture, public gardens, education and event planning,” said Dr. Vicki Lewis McGarvey, Vice Provost for University College. “She has also expressed a keen interest in emerging fields such as aquaponics and hydroponics.”



Temple Ambler In Bloom

Formerly Rhapsody In Bloom

Saturday, September 16
4:30 p.m. To 7 p.m.
(Please Note Time)
Tickets: $40

Register Online For Temple Ambler In Bloom

Join Temple University Ambler for our 12th annual event celebrating the past, present and future of the campus and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University!

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community, are invited to Temple Ambler in Bloom! The event will include a walking tour and refreshments as visitors enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ambler Arboretum, learn about campus history, take part in a silent auction and explore innovative community-centered initiatives such as the Ambler Campus Aquaponics Lab, Temple University Ambler EarthFest current research and more. Learn more about Temple Ambler in Bloom.

Proceeds from Temple Ambler in Bloom support the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. Tickets are $40 per person - all proceeds above the ticket price are considered a tax deductible gift to the Ambler Arboretum!

Become a Temple Ambler in Bloom event sponsor and help support the future of the Ambler Arboretum! Sponsorship levels are:

Champion - $5,000

Guardian - $2,500

Benefactor - $1,000

Patron - $500

Friend - $100

Register for the event online or mail your payment to: Temple University Ambler, Temple Ambler in Bloom, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002. Make checks payable to “Temple University.” Write "Temple Ambler in Bloom" in the memo. If you are unable to attend the event, or if you would like to make a gift with your registration,visit

For additional information, contact Eric Rivera at 267-468-8011 or