Community Events

Community Events at Temple Ambler

Temple University is focused on ensuring the health and safety of our community members and campus and Arboretum visitors. The university is taking several measures to keep everyone safe amid the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

On March 12, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all Montgomery County schools, including universities, would be closed. In accordance, Temple University Ambler closed on Thursday, March 12. The Ambler Arboretum is closed to outside guests at this time.

Regretfully, Temple University Ambler and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University must take the necessary measure of postponing or rescheduling, where possible, all events and programs through the end June 2020. Please note, some events have moved online.

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

Summer and Fall 2020

EarthFest Presents: Great American Campout
Online Summer and Fall 2020

Temple University Ambler EarthFest Presents and the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University are excited to provide essential information about camping, hiking and exploring nature for new and experienced campers alike. Rather than a day or a weekend, through our website, we're going to be celebrating the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout all summer and fall online! Information: duffyj@temple.edu or 267-468-8108.

September 2020

Ask the Ambler Arboretum Live!
Wednesday, September 2 and October 7, 3 p.m., Via Zoom
Register Online

Gardening season is in full bloom! You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Join Ambler Arboretum Director and Horticulturist Kathy Salisbury live on Zoom for special Q&A sessions! Ask the Ambler Arboretum sessions will be held on Wednesdays, September 2 and October 7 at 3 p.m. Bring photos or a sample from the yard and, of course, your questions! Perhaps you are venturing into vegetable gardening or landscaping for the first time. Maybe you have been gardening as long as you can remember but you cannot remember the name of a particular plant. Whatever your experience and knowledge level, we are here to help you along your gardening endeavors. Stay just to have your question answered or for the entire Q&A session. Pop into the meeting whenever you are able, then get back outside and put your new knowledge to work! Ask the Arboretum sessions are free but registration is required. Please use the online form to register (you may register for more than one session).

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Botany Basics Dissected  - Virtual Event
Wednesday, September 16, 7 to 8 p.m., This Event will Be Hosted Online
Register Online 

This online workshop with Arboretum Curatorial Horticulturist Cat Meholic will have you taking a close look at plant parts to help you with in-the-field plant identification. Join us for talks and workshops highlighting sustainability, women’s influence in horticulture and the healing power of plants during this monthly speaker series. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

October 2020

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: Gardening and Social Change  - Virtual Event
Wednesday, October 21, 7 to 8 p.m., This Event will Be Hosted Online
Register Online

Gardening and greening can be agents of social change, and this talk will discuss inspiring local examples of how through various initiatives horticulture is a tool that improves neighborhoods, provides educational opportunities, promotes health and wellbeing of citizens, and addresses food insecurity. Join us for talks and workshops highlighting sustainability, women’s influence in horticulture and the healing power of plants during this monthly speaker series. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.

Ambler Arboretum Speaker Series: 3rd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture - Virtual Event
Thursday, October 29, 6 to 8 p.m., This Event will Be Hosted Online
Register Online (Coming Soon!)

Join author Jennifer Jewell for a lecture and book signing as she presents “The in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants.” 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 PSHW. The presenters represent women who continue to do work in the field while advancing the profession and the science of horticulture. This program is being presented in partnership with Women in Horticulture of the Delaware Valley and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Information: kathleen.salisbury@temple.edu or 267-468-8400.