Group Lectures

Arboretum Staff are available to present programs on a wide variety of topics for your group. Programs are available for Garden Clubs, Civic Associations, Corporations, Senior Groups, Alumni Groups and Professional Organizations Please contact us regarding specific requests or consider any of the following topics:

General Audience Topics

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

Greater Philadelphia Gardens

Native Plants for Cut Flower Gardens

Gardening with Deer

Pennsylvania Plant Communities

Fascinating Plants of Pennsylvania

Botanical Latin

Define Interesting: Native Plants for Multiple Seasons of Interest

Putting Your Garden to Bed – Fall Garden Tasks

Pruning Basics

Professional Development Topics

Hellstrips – Planting the Hardest to Plant Areas in a Landscape

Uncomfortable Conversations: Engaging Customers and Clients in Meaningful and Productive Dialogue

Invasive Plant Identification and Management

Weed Identification and Management

Diagnosing Pest Problems

Pesticides and Pollinator Safety

Programs run approximately one hour with time for questions and answers. Programs may include an outdoor walking component if appropriate.


Weekday:  $150

Week Night: $200

Weekend Day: $250

Travel is included within a 25-mile radius of the Arboretum. Travel expenses will be added to the program fee outside of the 25-mile radius. 

For more information or to schedule a group program please contact Arboretum Director, Kathleen Salisbury at or at 267-468-8400.

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