Arboretum Staff are available to present informative and engaging programs on a wide variety of topics for your group or employees. Programs are available for Garden Clubs, Civic Associations, Corporations, Senior Groups, Alumni Groups, Professional Organizations and others.

General Audience Topics

  • The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
  • Silver Linings and Lemonade: Lessons Learned from the Tornado

  • Frosty Flowers: Plants for Winter Season Interest in Your Landscape

  • 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
  • The Legacy of the Graduates of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture For Women
  • Putting Your Garden to Bed – Fall Garden Tasks
  • Pruning Basics

Professional Development Topics

Professional Development credits may be obtained for certain programs.

  • 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
  • Herbaceous Plant Identification
  • Woody Plant Identification
  • Insect and Disease Scouting and Management
  • Identifying and Managing Landscape Problems in Wet Seasons


Program times vary with topic and may be customized to meet your group's needs. The fees below are for a one-hour program, with time for questions and answers.

Local Area (With 25 miles)
Weekday:  $150
Week Night: $200
Weekend Day: $250

Outside of 25 Miles and Out of State
Weekday: $200
Week Night: $300
Weekend Day: $350

Round-trip mileage to be reimbursed at the current federal rate. Program fees support the Ambler Arboretum.

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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