Dedicated in 2008, the unique plants in the Barbara F. and Philip R. Albright Winter Garden create seasonal interest from late fall to early spring with fascinating textures, brilliant berries, fragrant flowers and early-flowering bulbs.
The Winter Garden was designed as a teaching garden space to highlight plants with seasonal interest in the fall, winter and early spring months.
Over the decades since Philip Albright first set foot on Temple University Ambler in 1986 to study Landscape Design, he and his wife Barbara have involved themselves in countless community organizations and charities, selflessly giving their time to brighten the lives of others and enhance the community in general. Throughout that time, the Albright’s have been champions of the Ambler Arboretum and the Ambler Campus.
Albright made his first gift to Temple University Ambler in 1987. In 1998, he and Barbara Albright generously supported the maintenance and replanting of the Native Plant Garden, which continues to serve as a teaching tool for both Horticulture students and visitors. In 2011, Albright Walk, which wends its way through the center of campus, was named in their honor. The Albrights also helped fund the new accessible pathway in the Formal Perennial Garden in 2017and in 2018 established a matching challenge for the Ambler Arboretum that raised nearly $60,000 to support Arboretum operations and programming.