January 8th, 2018
While Philadelphia may seem grey with the cold winter sky, there are still some exciting activities for those with a green thumb. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, city-dwellers can get their hands a little dirty and garden despite the frosty conditions. Throughout January and February, we encourage residents to take advantage of several gardening workshops taking place at Dilworth Park. Center City hardly seems like the proper landscape for creating new plant life, but the PHS has really transformed the space into a lush hub for learning gardeners and lovers of all things leaves. Just because the holidays are mostly over, doesn’t mean there’s isn’t any fun left to be had at City Hall’s “Wintergarden” public activity park.
Several types of activities are planned to take place throughout the remainder of the winter.The programs offered are hardly basic, there’s an inspiring workshop for everyone that wants to try out gardening. On January 9th or January 13th, head over to Dilworth Park for the “Terrarium How To” and learn how to create an indoor miniature garden. Another event we are excited about is on January 23rd where attendees get to create and learn how to maintain a succulent dish garden. “Seed Starting” workshops are scheduled for January 27th and February 6th, then Valentine’s related programs are offered in the following weeks. Look for representatives from the Ambler Arboretum after each session and “Ask The Expert” about anything you might be confused about.
The best part is: the workshops are completely free, so there’s no excuse not to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Just don’t forget to sign up online ahead of time, space is limited and Philadelphia is a big city. All events are hosted in the Rothman Cabin. While you’re at Dilworth Park, be sure to explore the rest of the Wintergarden before it’s packed up for the season. Plant lovers will particularly enjoy the Garden Capital Maze, a magical display of holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and specimens from over 30 of the city’s public parks. For more information on workshop times and to sign up, just go to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society website.
PHS Garden Workshops at the Wintergarden
Select Dates throughout January and February