Temple Ambler in Bloom: An Annual garden party

Ambler in Bloom

The Ambler Arboretum's Annual Garden Party Fundraiser

Save the Date: September 23, 2023

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Celebrating Progress in the Gardens

Join us for a PROGRESSive Brunch in the gardens.

See how we are progressing post-tornado by visiting 5 garden spaces and learning about the vision and plans for the future of 5 garden spaces.  

Your journey will take you through the future locations of the reimagined Woodland Garden and Sustainable Wetland Gardens

and the new areas for the planned Honor Grove, Campus Heritage Garden and the Climate Resilient Landscape.

A silent and live auction awaits you in the Louise Bush-Brown Formal Perennial Gardens.

Put on your garden party attire and shoes you feel comfortable "offroading" in and support the continuing recovery of the Ambler Arboretum. 

Become a Temple Ambler in Bloom Sponsor

Though it has been nearly two years since the Sept 1, 2021, tornado changed the Ambler Arboretum forever, the Ambler Arboretum continues to work to replant and rebuild. To date, we have planted more than 300 trees to reestablish and expand the canopy and teaching collections. 

Storm insurance funded the tree planting. It did not, however, cover the cost of repairing the existing gardens and the design and implementation of new spaces, including shrubs, perennials, groundcover and infrastructure. The Arboretum has already raised $25,000 towards this goal and through Ambler in Bloom hopes to raise $25,000 more. 

All event proceeds this year will go toward the Arboretum rebuilding two beloved garden areas — the Woodland Garden and the Sustainable Wetland Garden — and creating three new garden spaces, the Campus Heritage Garden, the Honor Grove and the Climate Resilient Garden.  

There are several ways to support the fundraiser including sponsoring the event at one of the many offered levels and sharing this opportunity with others.

For additional information on becoming a Temple Ambler in Bloom sponsor, contact Kathy Salisbury, Arboretum Director, at kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or by phone at 267-468-8400.

Make a Donation Toward the In Bloom Live and Silent Auctions

Get your paddles ready! The live and silent auctions are always a fun, exciting part of every Temple Ambler in Bloom. Auction items have included everything from golf outings, landscaping and arboriculture services, and themed gift baskets to restaurant packages, trips, garden tours, classes and, of course, many, many plants!  

Any donation will help us create a diverse and exciting auction during the event. All proceeds will go towards growing the Arboretum’s gardens.

For additional information on donating to the Temple Ambler in Bloom auctions, contact Kathy Salisbury, Arboretum Director, at kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or by phone at 267-468-8400. 



Suzanne Smith-Oscilowski and Alex Oscilowski


Donald Pell Gardens Logo
Primex Garden Center Logo


Mary Pat Ford and Hugh Weldon

Donald Pell - Gardens

Primex Garden Center


Michael Colibraro




Cedar Run Landscapes

Marylou Delizia

Susan I Morse, PhD

Sam Brown Wholesale Nursery

Sam Browns WHolesale Nursery Logo
Colorblends Logo


Rhonda Geyer

Laurie Shteir

Chelsea Salisbury

Donor's Choice:

In memory of Lillian Krelove, Pennsylvania School of Horticulture Class of 1941

Auction Items include:

Lunch for 6 with Temple University Interim President JoAnne Epps

Private Main Campus Tree Tour and Lunch with Arboretum Director and Campus Director

Gift Cards to local salons and eateries

1 Week of Temple University Educational Summer Camp

Backyard Composting Consultation 

Make Your Own Cocktail Kits

Suite at a Temple Men's Basketball Game

Private Director's Tour of the Brandywine Zoo

26" Kent Avalon Bicycle

Day Passes to Regional Botanical Gardens

2 any-time lift passes to Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Botanical Illustrations

Local Honey and Honey Products

Locally Crafted Jewelry

A Private Garden Tour

Tickets to Local Sporting Events

Tickets to Local Theaters

Tickets to Local Amusement Parks 

Handcrafted Wooden Bowls

Fine Art by Local Artists

Private Guided Plant Foraging Walk

Stained Glass Art by Local Artist

Private Fitness Consultation and Personal Training session

and of course,

A Selection of Unique Hardy and Non-hardy Plants