Everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions, but Morris Arboretum invites you to make a Spring Resolution to learn something new! Perhaps acquire a new skill? With more than 75 courses offered this season, you’re sure to find one, or two classes, that pique your interest. Here’s a sampling of courses to entice your sensibilities!
- Birding at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Thursday, March 3, 7:30am-4pm
With 6,200 acres, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is a great place for early spring birding. Birders may see wood duck, ruddy duck, coot and wigeon. Dress for the weather!
- Designing, Planning, and Planting your Vegetable Garden Organically!, Saturday, March 5, 10am-12noon
Eating fresh, local and organic food has become a major part of our culture. Learn design strategies, preparation, and installation techniques to grow your own seasonal offerings.
- Weaving with Natural Plant Materials, Saturday, March 12, 1-4pm
Study the basics of hand-weaving! Using small individual lap looms, participants will create their own unique wall-hanging from dried flowers and/or strips of fabric.
- Pruning for the Homeowner, Wednesday, March 16, 7-9pm and Saturday, March 19, 10am-12noon
Learn to skillfully prune shrubs and small trees to achieve a natural shape and abundant flowering. Proper pruning and naturalistic techniques, as well as methods for reducing overgrown shrubbery will be discussed.
For a complete list of courses, class times and costs, check the Morris Arboretum website, or call 215-247-5777, x125 for more information.
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing. Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm. Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org.
Photo Credit: Arnold Winkler
Photo Caption: Morris Arboretum invites you to make a Spring Resolution to learn something new! With more than 75 courses offered this season, you’re sure to find one, or two classes, that pique your interest. Pictured here are homeowners learning the proper techniques to prune roses to achieve peak flowering during a spring 2015 class. For more information, visit www.morrisarboretum.org or call 215-247-5777, x125.