Community Events

Community Events at Temple Ambler

Join us each month for a series of fun and educational programs designed to explore the world around you! Please note: While most events are free, some require a fee.

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For more information about our community events, check back often or contact 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

February 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Build Your Own Terrarium — Make and Take
Wednesday, February 27, 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall, Temple University Ambler 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Register Online
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Materials Fee: $60 (Includes all materials and supplies to create your own indoor, under glass terrarium)
Students may attend for free (registration and materials fee is required).

Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 
Missing the gardening season and feeling the need to get your hands in some soil? Join us for an evening of planting. Florist Monika Schleifer, owner of Buttonwood Blooms in Berks County, will walk you through the process of creating and caring for your own terrarium. We will cover plant selection and terrarium care. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follows at 8 p.m. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

March 2019

Temple University Ambler at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets

Join the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture as they present their take on the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show theme “Flower Power.” The title for Temple’s 2019 exhibit is Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge! Each year, Temple Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students seek to strike a perfect balance between the natural landscape, architecture, landscape design, horticulture, art and sustainability on one of the largest stages for their craft. Students and faculty spend months creating vivid displays that while dazzling to the eye also provide a practical level of application for sustainable concepts from green roofs, wetland gardens and land reclamation to porous paving, utilizing greywater and gardens as places of healing. Their exhibits have taken visitors from the coasts of Ireland to the Big Easy in New Orleans, from the volcanic mountains of Hawaii to the Renaissance gardens of Italy. Information: duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.

Bringing Great Plants to the West: E. H. Wilson and the Heyday of Plant Exploration
Speaker: Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Tuesday, March 5, 2 p.m., Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium
Temple University Alumni and Morris Arboretum Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
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E. H. Wilson (1876-1930) was one of the most renowned plant collectors of his generation. He was responsible for introducing more than a thousand plant species, mainly from China, to the west. In this lecture Tony Kirkham will highlight his recent book Wilson’s China: A Century On. Many of Wilson’s introductions were ornamental plants and trees, such as the beautiful regal lily and dove tree. Other examples include the kiwi fruit, many popular rhododendrons and the Chinese dogwood. In his talk Tony follows in the footsteps of this intrepid plant hunter to reveal and connect with the China that Wilson once knew. With co-author Mark Flanagan, Tony retraced several of Wilson’s journeys to create a fascinating series of breathtaking “then and now” images of the remote Sichuan landscape, providing a unique insight into the changes that have taken place in China over the past 100 years. Tony Kirkham started his career as an apprentice at Tilhill Forestry Nursery in Frensham, England. He attended Merrist Wood Agricultural College and was awarded the Kew diploma in Horticulture. He was appointed manager of Kew’s North Arboretum and became Head of the Arboretum and Horticultural Services at Kew in 2001. This special lecture is being presented by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

Marvelous Maples and Winter Hike
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Meet at the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Visitor’s Center
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Learn how to identify sugar maple trees and determine if they are old enough to tap for syrup. Watch how to tap sugar maples and learn how climate change is affecting the trees and the maple syrup industry. Participants will additionally explore other native trees that are used to make various types of syrup and participate in a syrup tasting. While celebrating our marvelous maples, visitors will also discover how to tell one tree from another when their leaves are off and why that skill is important. Participants will also learn about those plants that keep their leaves on all winter, and how they have adapted to deal with the cold, winds and snow. Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture Presents: Dr. Chantel White — Plants with a Past: Botanical Archaeology
Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m., Learning Center Auditorium, Temple University Ambler, 580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002
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$5 for Ambler Arboretum Associate, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Women in Horticulture Members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)

Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 
From the temple gardens of Mesopotamia to the household gardens at Pompeii, archaeologists have uncovered exciting evidence for ancient gardens and the plant species they once contained. Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, will discuss how plant remains are preserved in garden contexts (and, in some cases, even grown from archaeological seeds!). She will discuss her recent archaeobotanical work in the nineteenth-century gardens of American poet Emily Dickinson located in Amherst, MA and the plant remains recently studied from Bartram’s eighteenth-century home that provide intriguing evidence for early garden activities in historical Philadelphia. This annual event recognizes women in the field of horticulture who epitomize the founding principles of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (PSHW). The women recognized and presenting each year embody the “educated and earnest-minded women” with “trained hands and trained minds” that were the product of the PSHW. The presenters represent women who continue to do work in the field while advancing the profession and science of horticulture. This program is being presented in partnership with Women in Horticulture of the Delaware Valley. Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu

April 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series — SLF and You: What You Need to Know about Spotted Lanternfly for the 2019 Season
Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 8 p.m., Learning Center Auditorium
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Cost: FREE

Penn State Extension Educator Erin Kinley will discuss everything from identification and lifecycle of the spotted lanternfly to the latest research and quarantine regulations for this dreaded invader. The presentation will include plenty of time for questions to help audience members get the answers they need to combat SLF in their own landscapes. Erin Kinley joined Penn State Extension in February 2019 as coordinator for the Master Gardener and Master Watershed Steward programs in Montgomery County. Originally from Nebraska, she has her B.S. in Horticulture-Plant Science and an M.S. in Public Horticulture. She loves working with her volunteers to promote sustainable landscapes and research-based stewardship practices in the Montgomery County community. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

EarthFest 2019
Friday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ambler Campus Fields

Thousands of visitors will mark Earth Day and Arbor Day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their future. More than 85 exhibitors, including the Center for Aquatic Science at Adventure Aquarium, Franklin Institute, FEMA, Academy of Natural Sciences, Elmwood Park Zoo and the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion will take part in EarthFest 2019. School students of all ages are invited to attend. The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will also provide a variety of educational tours through the campus gardens! School registration onlineExhibitor registration online. Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

May 2019

May Day: Study, Refresh, Celebrate!
Wednesday, May 1, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Learning Center Lobby
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Studying on campus and need a little time to unwind and reconnect with nature? Temple University Ambler is going back to its roots for a May Day Celebration in the Learning Center highlighting history, horticulture, innovation and the return of warm weather and beautiful blooms. Enjoy refreshments throughout the day, leaf through the Ambler Campus Library’s “pop-up” May Day library; learn about cutting-edge farming techniques from the Aquaponics Lab, discover some of Temple Ambler’s unique history and find out about all of the special events coming up on campus in the summer and fall! Join in on a special seed tasting and take part in yoga in the gardens! Arboretum Director Kathy Salisbury will also lead visitors on her Spring Director’s Walk through the gardens. Experience a little bit of everything that the campus has to offer at May Day at Temple Ambler! Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

Ambler Campus Drive-in Movie
Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Ambler Campus Large Parking Lot

Take a drive into the past and get ready for a big movie on the big screen during a beautiful spring evening outside! Join the Ambler Campus Office of Student Life and the Office of the Executive Director as they host a special drive-in movie in the large parking lot at Temple Ambler! Load up the car for a night of family fun and nostalgia! More information coming soon! Information: 267-468-8423 or megan.cranney@temple.edu.

Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ambler Campus Greenhouse

Hosted by the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University and Pi Alpha Xi, the Spring Plant Sale — an Ambler Campus tradition dating back to the early 1900s — will feature woody plants and perennials, annuals, veggies, hanging baskets and more. Student craftspeople from the Tyler School of Art will also be on hand to share their wares. Tours of the Ambler Arboretum will additionally be available. Cash, checks or credit cards accepted. Proceeds from the Spring Plant Sale will support the Ambler Arboretum, the Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society and student internships. Information: eisenman@temple.edu.

EarthFest Presents: Ambler Arboretum BioBlitz 2019
Friday, May 17, 7 a.m. to Midnight, Temple University Ambler
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What will you discover? At Temple Ambler, there is more than students and faculty on campus! Visit campus at any time during 15 hours of discovery in the Ambler Arboretum’s woodlands and meadows and help us find out what is living in your own backyard! Join experts in helping to increase the biodiversity on campus. Participants will learn how to identify plants, animals, fungi and more while noting what they find. These finds are added to an ever-accumulating account of the diversity in the Ambler Arboretum. Participants learn why diversity is important and can take their new-found skills home to their backyard or local park and start identifying what is there as well. BioBlitz will include a variety of tours highlighting mammals, reptiles, insects, plants, fireflies, moths, fungi, birds and more! More information coming soon! Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: An Introduction to Organic Landcare
Wednesday, May 22, 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online 
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 

Richard A. McCoy, owner of Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc., will provide practical strategies for organic and sustainable management of your home landscapes. Leave the presentation with strategies for addressing problem areas, purchasing healthy plants that are right for the place, considering including native plants and keeping your lawn and plants healthy. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

June 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Insects in the Garden — Talk and Walk with Pam Ruch
Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 8 p.m. (stay for a garden walk to look for insects from 7 to 8 p.m.), Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 

This is not about “good” and “bad” bugs. It’s about taking a close look at your garden and all of the fascinating creatures living in it. Predator and prey insects will usually find a balance if you let them. Plant a variety of flowers and vegetables and get to know your insects, and you’ll rarely need to spray. Temple University Ambler alumnus Pam Ruch is a horticulturist and writer based in Emmaus, PA. She manages the grounds at Morven Museum & Garden, in Princeton, NJ, and grows food and flowers for the Glasbern Inn, in Fogelsville, PA. In addition, she writes for several online and print organizations, including the Home Garden Seed Association. A presenter in the 2012 Art of Journaling series at the Nurturing Nature Center in Easton, PA, Pam offers journaling workshops throughout the region. She holds a BS in Horticulture from Temple University and an MS in Environmental Science from Green Mountain College. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

July 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series — Wild Edibles! Walk, Talk and Tasting
Wednesday, July 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall and Ambler Arboretum
Register Online
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 

Many people don’t realize that they are surrounded by edible plants! Join Debbie Naha-Koretzky, the Wild Edibles Lady, for a fun program to open your eyes to the world of wild edibles. We’ll begin with an indoor presentation, followed by a plant identification walk, and end with a wild tea tasting. Attendees may also take home a recipe or two. Naha-Koretzky will discuss plant identification, safety, look-alike plants, sustainable harvesting and more. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Rutgers Master Gardener and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist. Her advanced training in nutrition provides a unique approach to appreciating wild edibles. To learn more about The Wild Edibles Lady, visit www.wildediblesnjpa.com. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400. 

EarthFest Presents: The Great American Campout 2019
2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 to 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14, Temple University Ambler
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Break out your gear and join Temple University Ambler for the Great American Campout, the National Wildlife Federation’s celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. Spend an evening under the stars on campus and reconnect with the world around you!  The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout is a celebration of camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. The benefits from outdoor play for mind, body and spirit are well-documented and help to create a lasting connection to nature and wildlife that help promote happiness and good health. Temple University Ambler is excited to host a campout for new and experienced campers. Spend the night tent camping, go on nature walks, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire. We look forward to helping people connect with nature and exposing them to the wonder of Temple University Ambler and The Ambler Arboretum. The Great American Campout will include: a Tent site, 15’ x 15’ (bring your own tent); BBQ Picnic Dinner (hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chips and water), outdoor Pool swimming; a variety of guided walks, lightning bug evening walk; campfire, s’mores and more! Information: 267-468-8108 or duffyj@temple.edu.

August 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Healing Gardens Planning, Design and Purpose — Carter van Dyke
Wednesday, August 14, 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online 
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Contact kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu for more information. 

Join Carter van Dyke, ASLA, AICP, founder of CVDA Landscape Architects/Planners, for an in-depth look at healing gardens. While gardens have always been a place of peace and relaxation, healing gardens entail specific planning and goals. Carter Can Dyke has worked with organizations to create healing gardens and will walk us through the process of planning, design and implementation of some case studies. We will then take a walk into the Arboretum to learn more about the Ernesta Ballard Healing Garden. Carter van Dyke, a member of the Ambler Campus Board of Visitors, sees the world as a landscape that is interconnected to people —environmentally, economically and socially. His passion is finding ways to share his enthusiasm that ultimately engages the client and users into a meaningful relationship with the landscape around them. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

September 2019

EarthFest Presents: Reach for the Stars
Friday, September 6, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Ambler Campus Large Parking Lot
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Join us under dark skies to celebrate the stars and the planets! We will look for various objects in the sky and learn how to tell one from the other. We will also highlight the importance of dark skies to animals and the environment and learn how you can help keep the skies dark. Can't tell the difference between local neighbors Mars, Jupiter and Saturn from distant stars in the night sky? That’s all right! Temple Ambler is hosting this special stargazing event in cooperation with the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association, the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers and Montgomery County Community College’s Astronomy program. All skill levels are welcome! Information: duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.

Temple Ambler In Bloom
Saturday, September 14, 4 to 6 p.m., Louise Bush-Brown Formal Perennial Gardens
Registration Information Coming Soon!

The Ambler Arboretum is a place of learning, growing and sharing experiences. Temple Ambler in Bloom provides alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff to show their dedication to this amazing learning environment! Temple Ambler in Bloom will include live music, refreshments and interactive exhibits. Also returning for 2019 are the popular silent and live auctions featuring unique plants, artwork and experiences. And, of course, visitors are encouraged to explore the gardens and see for themselves what makes the Ambler Arboretum so special! Proceeds from Temple Ambler in Bloom 2019 will the Ambler Arboretum. Information: 267-468-8400 or kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu.

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series — Knockout Natives for Every Landscape
Wednesday, September 18, 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members.

Join Temple University alumnus Denise Gilchrist from the Mt. Cuba Center as she highlights some of the best native plants for our region, including unique species and colorful cultivars selected from top performers in Mt. Cuba’s research trial including Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda and Phlox. Gilchrist, at Temple University Ambler alumnus will discuss their horticultural performance and will share important information on which varieties make beautiful additions to your garden. Gilchrist was Mt. Cuba Center's Trial Garden Assistant from 2016 to 2018 and is now the Plant Records Assistant. She has a BS in Horticulture from Temple University and a Certificate of Merit in Floral Design from Longwood Gardens. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

October 2019

EarthFest Presents: Sustainability Action Day
Wednesday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Meet at Learning Center Lobby
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Students, faculty, alumni, friends and staff are invited to support sustainable initiatives on campus. Temple mentors will lead area students from the surrounding school districts in a variety of environmentally-themed service projects on campus. All majors are welcome to participate! Participants should meet at the Learning Center Lobby. Sustainability Action Day is sponsored by Temple Ambler EarthFest and Pi Alpha Xi, the National Honor Society for Horticulture. Information: duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.

EarthFest Presents: The Science of Scary
Sunday, October 20, 2 to 4 p.m., Bright Hall
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Some things in nature are just plain scary…or at least pretty icky. But just because something seems scary, doesn’t mean that it is! Celebrate the fall season in a different way by learning about the science behind the things in nature that may scare you but serve an important role in their environment. All animals and insects, no matter how creepy or crawly, serve an essential purpose in their ecosystems and increase biodiversity! Connect with the world around you by learning about skunks, spiders, predatory birds, snakes, sharks, storms, toads and carnivorous plants to name a few! The event will also include fall snacks, crafts and more! The Science of Scary is being held in partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences, Barn Nature Center, Elmwood Park Zoo, Franklin Institute, Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium, the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, Tyler School of Art and local falconer Tom Stanton. Part of Temple Ambler’s EarthFest Presents series of events, the Science of Scary is a family-friendly free event designed to help learners and citizen scientists of all ages gain a deeper understanding of the wonders of nature and the amazing things that may be found right in their own backyards. What will you discover? Information:  duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Josephine — The Empress Garden
Wednesday, October 23, 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
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$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members.

Lesley Parness will discuss how French Empress Josephine's fine taste informed 18th and 19th-century style, from couture fashion to interior design. Likewise, she was influenced by her Caribbean heritage, her narrow escape from the guillotine, and her legendary love for flowers. When divorced from her husband, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, this powerful style-maker and lifelong fashionista focused her energies on her estate, Malmaison. There, Josephine's passion for plants grew and bloomed. Her legendary love of roses stopped a war, cost a fortune, set explorers to sail, and started a floral industry that endures today. Lesley Parness is the retired Superintendent of Horticultural Education at New Jersey's Morris County Park Commission where she oversaw programming at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center. She is a member of the Herb Society of America, The Council on Horticultural and Botanical Literature, and Garden State Gardens, a consortium of New Jersey's public gardens of which she is a Founding Member. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

November 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Landscape Lighting Fundamentals
Wednesday, November 20, 7 p.m., 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online 
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members.

We have all set our clocks back and now it is dark when we get home. Enjoy your landscape a little longer in the day or use lighting to really make it stand out with landscape lighting. How landscape lighting can transform your garden after the sun goes down. What’s the difference between halogen and LED? Presenter Lori Metz will emphasize on the effects and patterns that can be created to make the most of your landscape plants and architecture after dark. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

December 2019

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Ask the Ambler Experts — A Panel Discussion
Presenters: Anne Brennan, Joe Imszennik, Benjamin Snyder
Wednesday, December 11, 7 to 8 p.m., Campus Lounge, Bright Hall
Register Online
$5 for members (Learn how to become an Arboretum Associate)
$10 for non-members
Students may attend for free (registration is required)
Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members.

The gardening season is over and it is time to start planning for the next one. Learn how to solve landscape problems you’ve encountered and how to repeat any successes you may have had in your indoor and outdoor gardens. Perhaps you want to try something new but are just not sure where to begin. Bring questions to ask, samples to examine and stories to share with our experts. You will leave well prepared for next year! Our expert panel includes: Anne Brennan, Ambler Arboretum Gardens Manager — hardy plants and landscape management; Benjamin Snyder, Greenhouse Horticulturist for the Greenhouse Education and Research Complex of Temple University’s Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department — tropical plants, plant forcing, vegetable and fruit growing; Joe Imszennik,  Facilities Manager at Temple University Ambler — lawn care. Designed to engage all levels of interest and knowledge, the Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series invites regional experts to discuss topics that will inspire participants while challenging their way of thinking about horticulture. Program registration begins at 6:30 p.m., the presentation begins at 7 p.m. and Q&A follow at 8 p.m. Discount Codes available for students and Ambler Arboretum Members. Information kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.