News and Announcements

Cedar Apple Ruse, a type of gall

This time of year as you continue your nature walks around the neighborhood or start venturing into local parks, you may notice weird growths on the leaves of plants. They may look kind of alien or gross to you but they are really fascinating. These growths are called galls. 

Exploring Black Walnut Trees and Petiole Galls

The pink formations on Black Walnut trees are actually galls. These particular galls are Petiole Galls. These particular galls are caused by a type of mite - Eriophyid mite (there are many different types of these mites and others are responsible for galls in other plant species including Rose Rosette disease in roses). 

Making Connections Through Gaming: Esports Comes to Temple University Ambler

Thanks to support from Temple University grants, Esports has arrived at Temple University in the form of a dedicated space for students to connect, work as teams and socialize while building their critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills.

Flower Show 2020: Ungardening in the Ambler Campus Greenhouse

When Philadelphia Flower Show preparation begins at Temple University Ambler each year, that’s where Temple Horticulture staff and students come in. Their mission is to “trick” the plants into thinking that late February/early March is a perfect time to put their best blooming face forward for the signature event’s 250,000 guests.

At the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty were presented with a PHS Gold Medal and the Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy.

At the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty were presented with a PHS Gold Medal, the Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy and a PHS Gold Medal Plant Award.

Jennifer Jewell: The Earth is in Her Hands

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will welcome author and garden writer  Jennifer Jewell for the 3rd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture in Fall 2020. The event, part of the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series, recognizes women in the field of horticulture who epitomize the founding principles of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (PSHW), the foundation on which Temple University Ambler was developed.

Pitcher plants make use of insects in a different way...they eat them!

The Greenhouse Education and Research Complex provides a perfect home for an eclectic group of carnivorous plants, spiny cacti of every shape and size, and species that are a great deal more bizarre.

The Elmwood Park Zoo brings a special friend to Temple Ambler EarthFest

For tens of thousands of students and educators, it was Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone's vision of celebrating sustainability and citizen science that has connected them to people and organizations on the frontlines of environmental stewardship year after year.

Temple University offers free volunteer income tax assistance to low-to-moderate income families

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is offered from now through April 11, 2020.

Children enjoy a wide variety of experiences at Temple University Ambler Summer Education Camps

Temple University Ambler is planning dozens of new and returning Summer Education Camp programs, which provide kids and teens with a broad range of opportunities, from building and programming robots to video game design and forensic science.