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.



For more information about our community events, check back often or contact 267-468-8108 or

December 2019

Ambler Arboretum Presents: Bark Walk
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Meet at the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Visitor’s Center
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The Ambler Arboretum is going to the dogs! Join Ambler Arboretum of Temple University Director Kathy Salisbury for a special dog walking-friendly event in the Ambler Arboretum! The leaves have fallen from the trees and they may be hard to tell apart — until you look at the bark. Examine the intricate patterns and fascinating details of trees throughout the Ambler Arboretum on this Bark Walk. We will even bring materials to make bark rubbings and at the end of this adventure, you will have your own colorful guide to tree bark! Bring your walking shoes, your questions, your four-legged friends and learn about the new Ambler Arboretum Dog Walkers Club! Information: or 267-468-8108.

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Ask the Ambler Experts — A Panel Discussion
Presenters: Kathy Salisbury, Joe Imszennik, Benjamin Snyder
Wednesday, December 11, 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.

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: Kathy Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University — 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 follows at 8 p.m. Information or 267-468-8400.