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Five Easy Steps for Home Composting

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Everyone can compost - no backyard needed!Five Easy Steps for Home Composting Thursday, August 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Presented by Colleen Falicki, Founder, Back to Earth Compost Crew Everyone can compost! Composting keeps food waste out of landfills and promotes healthy garden soil. If you have thought about composting but didn’t know how to begin, or if you tried but were unsuccessful, join us to learn the basics and get your questions answered. No backyard needed! Colleen is passionate about the role of composting and regenerative agriculture in addressing climate change – come take this step to reduce your

Pennsylvania’s Changing Climate

Learn about climate change science and trends in PAPennsylvania's Changing ClimateThursday, August 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Kyle Imhoff, PA State ClimatologistJoin Kyle Imhoff to explore Pennsylvania's observed historical trends in weather patterns and extreme events, as well as future projections of the changing climate's impacts on the state and region. This talk will also provide a brief overview of climate change science from a global perspective and discussion of science communication - from successes and failures to public perceptions of climate change.Free of charge; registration is required. Sponsored by Jenkins + Tredyffrin Library's Arbo-READ-um partnership.This lecture is also

Art & Mindfulness Workshop (8/24)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Dabble in multimedia in an inspiring outdoor setting!Art & Mindfulness WorkshopWednesdays, August 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm*Workshops also scheduled for: July 20, 27 August 3, 10 and 17Presented by Nicola Loughlin, Owner and Artist, Entwined-ActionCreatively unwind through art with this Art & Mindfulness Workshop! Join Nicola Loughlin to explore different techniques and processes through a range of inspirational & fun concepts. From felt tip and ink to clay and watercolor, there’s always something new to try amid the tranquil surroundings at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Learn techniques that last far beyond the program and give you a creative outlet that

Botanical Observations: Autumn Objects of Field and Forest

Join us for an 8-week virtual botanical illustration seriesBotanical Observations: Autumn Objects of Field and Forest8-Week Virtual Series on Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pmSeptember 6 – November 1 (no class 10/18)Presented by Margaret Saylor, Botanical Artist and Illustrator Let’s take a closer look at some of the wonderful natural elements that make up our autumn outdoor world! Join Margaret Saylor virtually to draw (or paint) a new specimen each week. Not only will we learn about that week’s botanical theme, but we’ll see how these subjects fit into the broader realm of contemporary botanical art. Themes will include: flowers, fungi,

Native Grasses for Your Garden

Discover native grasses with Jenkins' Executive Director, Tom SmarrNative Grasses for Your Garden Thursday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Presented by Tom Smarr, Executive Director, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Grasses are not just in the lawn or a green tuft along the roadside. Grasses are an important part of the ecological structure of many plant communities, plus provide aesthetic interest in the garden. There are a wide variety of native species that grow in a spectrum of conditions with a diversity of shapes, colors, and growth habits. Join Tom Smarr to learn more about great species, selection, and design

Hold Your Ground! Reducing Soil Erosion with Native Plants

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Learn about native plants that will help hold your groundHold Your Ground! Reducing Soil Erosion with Native Plants Sunday, September 18, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Presented by Steve Wright, Director of Horticulture/Curator, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Erosion can be a big challenge for many homeowners. Join Steve Wright for an indoor presentation to explore botanical solutions to help reduce soil erosion on your property, as he introduces you to several native plant species that will help hold your ground. Members: $20; Non-Members: $30

Fall Florals Centerpiece (AM Workshop)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Bring beautiful blooms indoors this fall!Fall Florals CenterpieceSaturday, October 8, 10:00 – 11:30 am Presented by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffBring beautiful blooms indoors this fall! Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your own seasonal masterpiece. Play with colors and textures as you arrange your centerpiece with flowers and foliage. All materials provided – just bring your creativity!Members: $35; Non-Members: $45*we are also holding a Fall Florals Centerpiece workshop from 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Fall Florals Centerpiece (PM Workshop)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Bring beautiful blooms indoors this fall!Fall Florals CenterpieceSaturday, October 8, 12:30 - 2:00 pm Presented by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffBring beautiful blooms indoors this fall! Join us for a hands-on workshop to create your own seasonal masterpiece. Play with colors and textures as you arrange your centerpiece with flowers and foliage. All materials provided – just bring your creativity!Members: $35; Non-Members: $45*we are also holding a Fall Florals Centerpiece workshop from 10:00 – 11:30 am

The Art and Science of Leaves (Ages 6+)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Learn about leaves with a nature walk and art project!The Art and Science of Leaves (Ages 6+) Saturday, October 22, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Presented by Amy Mawby and Bonnie Witmer, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Join us for fall fun at Jenkins! Head outdoors for a nature walk to explore the season. Discover the science behind why leaves turn color and go on a leaf hunt to look at shapes, textures and autumn splendor. Bring your outdoor inspiration indoors with a fall color sun catcher art project. You won’t be-leaf what you’ll create! Suitable for ages 6 and up. Children

Learn to Crochet/Knit Science Data

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for a science stitching workshop!Learn to Crochet/Knit Science DataSaturday, October 29, 10 - 11 AMLaura Guertin, Ph.D., Featured Artist and Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences, Penn State BrandywineRainfall and snowfall and temperature, oh my! Join Dr. Laura Guertin to explore how to crochet science data using examples from her exhibition, Stitching Climate Science & Solutions. Learn where the data comes from and how to search for data that has meaning to you. Connect with others through a stitching circle – bring your own yarn to either crochet or knit and we’ll provide a data set to start with.All

Plan and Plant

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Discover the parts of a garden and how to design yoursPlan and Plant Sunday, November 13, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Presented by Karen Flick, Head Horticulturist, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Are you a home gardener with questions? Join Karen Flick to gain a deeper understanding of your landscape in order to have a healthy, successful garden. Key aspects which influence a landscape include sunlight, soil types, moisture, space considerations and more. These all aid in selecting the right plants for the right location. Explore the various parts of a garden and learn tips for how you can determine this in

Owls of the Mid-Atlantic States

Explore the habits and habitats of eight species of owls Owls of the Mid-Atlantic States Thursday, November 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Presented by Jim White, Senior Fellow for Land and Biodiversity Management, Delaware Nature Society From early human cultures to modern birders, owls have always held our fascination. Join naturalist and photographer Jim White to explore the fascinating natural history of the owls of the Mid-Atlantic. Explore the habits and habitats of eight species of owls that can be found in our area. Learn how to identify them by sight and sound and where to observe our common and

Photo Walk

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to capture seasonal beauty at Jenkins! Photo Walk Saturday, November 19, 8:30 – 10:30 AM (new time!) Rain date: Sunday, November 20 Presented by Laura Ducceschi, Fine Art Photographer Join us to shoot the season! Award-winning photographer Laura Ducceschi will be your mentor and guide for these monthly small group sessions. Stroll the gardens and photograph what inspires you, while learning various compositional and technical options on the spot. Participants will need to bring a camera, a fully charged battery, and a camera card with space to shoot freely. Photographers with any kind of camera can benefit, but

Winter Luminary Nights (12/9)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for winter light and family fun at Jenkins!

Winter Luminary Nights (12/9)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

As the days grow shorter, we invite you to join us at Jenkins for a celebration of winter light! The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, hot beverages, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Bundle up for a walk down to the pond while enjoying luminary lanterns, then enjoy delicious bites and brews outside the John J. Willaman Education Center. Refreshments are pay as you go. Must be over 21 to purchase alcohol.⁠ Our giant wreath will also be on display creating the perfect backdrop for a holiday photo. A family-friendly event, not to be missed! $25/Member Car,

Celebrating the Seasons of a Pennsylvania Garden

Explore the beauty of our seasonal landscape!Celebrating the Seasons of a Pennsylvania GardenThursday, December 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Donald Pell, Owner, Donald Pell GardensIn 2008, designer Donald Pell set out to establish a garden where he could explore, learn and teach. This led him to purchase a 14-acre historic farm in Chester County, PA, which he has been systematically converting to gardens ever since. These gardens began as highly competitive and stable warm season blocks that had gravitas late in the season and have evolved into more intermingled plant communities of cool and warm season layers that add

Photo Walk

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to capture seasonal beauty at Jenkins!Photo WalkSaturday, December 17, 9:00 – 11:00 am(Inclement weather date: Sunday, December 18)Presented by Laura Ducceschi, Fine Art PhotographerJoin us to shoot the season! Award-winning photographer Laura Ducceschi will be your mentor and guide for these monthly small group sessions. Stroll the gardens and photograph what inspires you, while learning various compositional and technical options on the spot.Participants will need to bring a camera, a fully charged battery, and a camera card with space to shoot freely. Photographers with any kind of camera can benefit, but DSLRs are recommended.Members: $15/walk; Non-Members: $20/walkPhoto Walks

The Scientific Benefit of Trees for Livable and Sustainable Communities

Discover the benefits of trees and how investing in trees is an investment in a better worldThe Scientific Benefit of Trees for Livable and Sustainable CommunitiesThursday, January 19, 7 – 8:30 PMJessica B. Turner-Skoff, PhD, Science Communication Leader, The Morton ArboretumThe scientific literature is clear: in addition to supporting critical habitat and ecosystem processes, trees can improve people’s physical, mental, and social well-being. An effective strategy to enhance people’s lives is to plant and protect trees, especially in cities. This talk will take a deep dive into the research and demonstrate how trees can help support 15 of the United

Bird Walk

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Come birding with Bonnie!Bird Walk Monday, January 23, 9 – 10 AM Bonnie Witmer, Birder and Visitor Services Associate, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Come birding with Bonnie! Search for resident birds in winter and explore various habitats including woodland, pond edge, and stream-side paths. Discover the GISS method to identify our feathered friends by recognizing the general impression, size, and shape of birds. Participants will learn to use their eyes, ears, and binoculars to find birds and other wildlife. Bring binoculars if you have them. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes with good traction. Rain or shine. Free

Native Seed Propagation

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Explore a variety of seed starting techniques for native plantsNative Seed Propagation Saturday, January 28, 10 AM – 12 PM Helen Standen, Nursery and Greenhouse Manager, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens It may be cold outside, but it’s time to sow and grow! Explore a variety of seed starting techniques for native plants, including winter sowing, leaching, soaking, scarification, and stratification. Participants will create their own milk jug greenhouse and sow seeds to take home utilizing the techniques covered. Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Learn about our backyard birds and how to participate in the GBBCGet Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count Saturday, February 4, 10 – 11 AM Bonnie and Phil Witmer, Birders and Members, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club How can you and your family learn about birds and contribute to science? Join in on the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is a fun and simple annual event (Feb 17–20) that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds and submitting sightings. Anyone can contribute, anywhere in the world! This indoor presentation will teach you about our backyard birds

Meet the Artist: Sarah Peters

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to meet the artist and learn all about her Botanical Fainting Couch.Meet the Artist: Sarah PetersSaturday, February 4, 1:30 – 2:30 PMThe Botanical Fainting Couch is an award-winning taxonomy-themed sculpture created by artist Sarah Peters and is currently on-view at Jenkins through February 2023. It is made up of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet and each letter has the texture of a different plant identified by its Latin genus (the scientific name). Join us to meet the artist and learn all about her Botanical Fainting Couch and the investigation, experimentation, and innovation that went into its creation.

Right Plant for the Right Place

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Learn how to incorporate the right native plants into the right garden spacesRight Plant for the Right PlaceSunday, February 5, 1 – 3 PMKaren Miller, Head Horticulturist, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Are you a home gardener with questions about selecting the right plants? From woodland edges to dry rocky hillsides, explore various plant communities with plants native to the region. Gain a better understanding of the plants which have evolved within a similar habitat to your garden and learn how to incorporate the right native plants into the right garden spaces, whether you are starting from scratch or modifying an

Pressed Flower Herbarium Workshop

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Discover the beauty of dried and pressed flowers!Pressed Flower Herbarium Workshop Saturday, February 11, 10 – 11:30 AM Liesl Barkman, Hamilton Fellow, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Discover the beauty of dried and pressed flowers through the process of making a glass herbarium from start to finish. Learn how to collect materials, dry flowers, and compose a framed piece of art. Helpful tips will be shared along the way as you create your very own glass herbarium to take home. All materials provided. Members: $30 | Non-Members: $40

Creativi-Tree (All Ages)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Explore the hidden treasures of trees through nature and art.Creativi-Tree (All Ages)Sunday, February 12, 10 – 11 AMAmy Mawby, Education Manager, Jenkins Arboretum & GardensExplore the hidden treasures of trees through nature and art. Go on an outdoor walk to observe the seasonal traits of trees - from bark to branches to buds. Turn nature’s inspiration into a masterpiece with an indoor art activity to follow.All ages welcome; most suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Registration required for children only.Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15

Birds & Beaks

Discover a bird’s most special adaptation – their beak!Birds & BeaksThursday, February 16, 7 – 8 :30 PMMarcy Engleman, Senior Coordinator of Conservation Education, National Audubon SocietyDiscover a bird’s most special adaptation – their beak! Explore variations in bird beaks and the interrelationships of form and function, and learn how to infer what birds eat based on their beak type. Hear about Darwin’s finches, a group of small birds in the Galápagos that adapted to the different islands and developed a variety of beak shapes. Perfect timing for the Great Backyard Bird Count taking place Feb 17-20, when the world

Houseplant Matchmaking

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Discover how to choose the right plant for your space!Houseplant MatchmakingSaturday, February 25, 1 – 2 PMHelen Nichols, Shop Manager, STUMP DevonFind your perfect match! Explore the different factors that impact a houseplant’s health and learn how to choose the right plant for your space. Enjoy an interactive presentation on lighting conditions, watering techniques, and so much more! You’ll leave with a solid foundation of houseplant knowledge and a new foliage friend to bring home.Participants receive one 4” tropical houseplant potted in one STUMP Burley ceramic planter, handmade in Roseville, OH. Pet-friendly and kid-friendly plant options will be available.Members: $40

Powerful Pollinator Plants

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Discover how to choose pollinator plants from the ground up!Powerful Pollinator Plants Saturday, March 4, 10 AM – 12 PM Nicki Achor, Hamilton Fellow, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens The relationship between flowering plants and insects is much more complex than many people realize. When selecting native plants to create pollinator habitat, it can be tricky to navigate which are best. Discover how to choose pollinator plants from the ground up! Explore the basics of pollination: which insects are considered pollinators, how they select plants to pollinate, and how to support pollinators with the flowers you plant in your garden. Members:

Nature’s Impact on Music: Nature Inspires Earliest Instruments

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Enjoy a classical concert at JenkinsNature’s Impact on Music: Nature Inspires Earliest InstrumentsSunday, March 12, 2:30 – 3:30 PMicarus Percussion Duo:  Matt Keown and Jeff Stern (marimbas and drums) Learn why percussion was among the earliest instrument families and how these primitive instruments have evolved.Join us for a three-part chamber music series that will highlight the impact and inspiration of nature on classical music. Each performance will feature a different musical group with a thematic explanation from the musicians. This series is a collaboration between Allegro Music Consultants and Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30

Discover Tai Chi (3/15)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Explore Tai Chi at Jenkins!Discover Tai ChiWednesday, March 15, 9:30 – 10:30 AMAimée Alegría Barry, Centaur Tai ChiJoin us for an introduction to the ancient practice of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a soft-style martial art and is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing to enhance physical health and emotional well-being. The beauty of Jenkins will create an inspirational backdrop to practice and work on the form.All levels welcome. Classes will be held indoors.Members: $12 | Non-Members: $18

Wednesday Walkabouts

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Wednesday Walkabouts Wednesdays, April 12 – June 28, 1 – 2 PM Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Staff Join us on Wednesday afternoons this spring to rejoice in the re-emergence of our beautiful gardens. Each week’s tour will have a different focus depending on the seasonal landscape and staff leader. Topics may include spring wildflowers, flowering trees, or our nationally accredited collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us! Free of charge

Art & Mindfulness Workshop

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Dabble in multimedia in an inspiring outdoor setting!Art & Mindfulness WorkshopWednesday, May 3, 6 – 7:30 PM*Theme for May 3: Botanical Impressions & Relief (clay)Nicola Loughlin, Owner and Artist, Entwined-ActionCreatively unwind through art! A fantastic opportunity to instill a sense of Zen in your life as you dabble with clay, ink, pastels, and more. Learn techniques to channel a creative outlet that you can revisit long after the program. Classes will take place outdoors amid the tranquil surroundings at Jenkins - indoor option available for inclement weather.No experience necessary. This intimate class is open for newcomers to pop along and

Plant Sale Weekend: Opening Night Party & Pre-Sale

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for a special night of plant shopping and refreshments!Plant Sale Weekend Party & Pre-Sale EventCo-Hosted by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens and The Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron SocietyFriday, May 5 from 5:30 - 8 PMJoin us at Jenkins for a special one-weekend only sale to shop for rare and unusual rhododendrons and azaleas, plus native trees, perennials, and shrubs. Don't miss the Opening Night Party & Pre-Sale to get first choice selection of plants before the sale opens to the general public on Saturday, May 6. Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages.Click here to learn more

Mapping Our Impact Together

Explore data that demonstrates the impact we can have on the climate and local ecosystems in our own backyard.Mapping Our Impact Together Thursday, May 18, 7 – 8:30 PM Karen Clancy, Landscape Architect, Refugia Design-Build Jess Vairo, Site Analyst, Refugia Design-Build Refugia’s Ecological Greenway Network is a multi-year design/stewardship project in collaboration with homeowners and communities that seeks to enhance, rather than degrade, ecosystem function. Gain insight into the landscape analysis and innovative drone and ground mapping that enhances the efficiency of Refugia’s design process. Explore a biodiversity and carbon analysis using real quantifiable data from Greenway project examples that

Mindful Yoga (6/5 – 6/26)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Take time out of your busy schedule to practice Mindful Yoga.Mindful Yoga 4-Week Series on Mondays, June 5 - 26, 6 – 7:15 PM Janet Muti, Yoga InstructorIn our busy and stressful lives, it is important to prioritize mental and physical wellbeing. Our Mindful Hatha Yoga practice will consist of gentle stretching and strengthening exercises done slowly with awareness of breath and sensations that arise as we move from pose to pose.All levels welcome; modifications and variations will be offered. Participants may find yoga blocks and straps beneficial.This Mindful Yoga series may have in-person and virtual options.Members: $48/series | Non-Members:

City-Dwelling Bees: Urban Ecology and Urban Theory

Explore the current understanding of bees in cities and the future of urban bee research.City-Dwelling Bees: Urban Ecology and Urban Theory Thursday, June 15, 7 – 8:30 PM Austin Martin, PhD student, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University Although it may seem counterintuitive, cities can serve as effective havens for bees in a national landscape replete with intensive agriculture and toxic lawns. Explore the current understanding of bees in cities, including Austin Martin’s research on native bees in Detroit and its neighboring suburbs. This lecture will also illuminate existing shortcomings in urban ecological research and discuss how urban political ecology

Photo Walk

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to capture the season!Photo WalkSaturday, June 17, 9 – 11 AM(rain date: Sunday, 6/18)Laura Ducceschi, Fine Art PhotographerCapture the season! An award-winning photographer will be your mentor and guide for these monthly small group sessions. Stroll the gardens and photograph what inspires you while learning various compositional and technical options on the spot.Participants will need to bring a camera, a fully charged battery, and a camera card with space to shoot freely. Photographers with any kind of camera can benefit, but DSLRs are recommended.Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30Photo Walks are scheduled for Saturdays, April 15, May 20, and

Wednesday Walkabouts

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Wednesday WalkaboutsWednesdays, April 12 – June 28, 1 – 2 PMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us on Wednesday afternoons this spring to rejoice in the re-emergence of our beautiful gardens. Each week’s tour will have a different focus depending on the seasonal landscape and staff leader. Topics may include spring wildflowers, flowering trees, or our nationally accredited collections of rhododendrons, azaleas, and mountain laurels. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!NOTE: Large groups are requested to schedule private guided tours at other times.Free of charge

Summer Wednesday Walkabouts (7/5 – 8/30)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!WEDNESDAYS, JULY 5 – AUGUST 30Summer Wednesday Walkabouts10:00 – 11:00 AM (NEW - earlier time for summer!)Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us on Wednesdays this summer for walking tours through our glorious gardens. Each week will have a different focus depending on the staff leader and the seasonal landscape. Topics could include Jenkins’ history, summer wildflowers, pollinators, native trees, and much more. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Large groups are requested to schedule private guided tours at other times (contact tours@jenkinsarboretum.org).Free of charge

Mindful Yoga (7/10 – 8/14)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Take time out of your busy schedule to practice Mindful Yoga.Mindful YogaMONDAYS | 6-week series: 7/10 – 8/146:00 – 7:15 PMJanet Muti, Yoga InstructorIn our busy and stressful lives, it is important to prioritize mental and physical wellbeing. Our Mindful Yoga practice will consist of gentle stretching and strengthening exercises done slowly with awareness of breath and sensations that arise as we move from pose to pose.All levels welcome; modifications and variations will be offered. Participants must have yoga blocks and straps available to take advantage of the variety of modifications. The location of our Monday Evening Mindful Yoga classes

Sidewalk Chalk Walks (All Ages)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Draw your way through Jenkins!TUESDAY, JULY 11Sidewalk Chalk Walks (All Ages)9:30 AM – 12:00 PMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffDraw your way through Jenkins! Use sidewalk chalk to create beautiful nature-related art from the John J. Willaman Education Center down the main path through the garden. Don’t miss these special mornings of family fun and endless doodling.All ages welcome. Chalk will be provided—just bring your creativity! Please check in before starting. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Shine only.Free of chargeSidewalk Chalk Walks are scheduled for July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, and Aug 15

Love, Nature, Magic Author Event

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for a special event with author Maria Rodale!TUESDAY, JULY 18Love, Nature, Magic Author Event11:30 AM – 12:30 PMSponsored by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens + Tredyffrin Library's Arbo-READ-um partnershipJoin us for a reading of Love, Nature, Magic and Q&A conversation with bestselling author, activist, and garden expert Maria Rodale. Light refreshments and a book signing will be held at the end of the event. Books will be available for purchase. Free of charge

Sunset Sketching Series

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Learn how to sketch freely, capture light, improve your observation skills, and enhance your creativity!WEDNESDAYS, JULY 19 – AUGUST 9 Sunset Sketching Series 7:00 – 8:30 PM 4-week series Nicola Loughlin, Owner and Artist, Entwined-Action There’s something special about being in nature and capturing its beauty on paper. As the sun begins to set at Jenkins, join artist Nicola Loughlin to learn how to sketch freely, capture light, improve your observation skills, and enhance your creativity! This sunset series offers a fun and supportive environment to develop your skills and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. All materials included. Suitable for

Strangers in the Night: Moth Ecology and Conservation

Explore the essential roles moths play in ecosystems.THURSDAY, JULY 20Strangers in the Night: Moth Ecology and Conservation7:00 – 8:30 PMElena Tartaglia, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Bergen Community CollegeExplore the essential roles moths play in ecosystems as pollinators, links in food webs, and decomposers, as well as their importance to humans. Learn about conservation threats to moths and other insects in urban environments and how to attract them for close observation. Elena Tartaglia is also a co-founder of National Moth Week and will introduce you to this global-scale community science project celebrating the importance and beauty of moths and other nocturnal

Summer Wednesday Walkabouts (7/5 – 8/30)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!WEDNESDAYS, JULY 5 – AUGUST 30Summer Wednesday Walkabouts10:00 – 11:00 AM (NEW - earlier time for summer!)Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us on Wednesdays this summer for walking tours through our glorious gardens. Each week will have a different focus depending on the staff leader and the seasonal landscape. Topics could include Jenkins’ history, summer wildflowers, pollinators, native trees, and much more. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Large groups are requested to schedule private guided tours at other times (contact tours@jenkinsarboretum.org).Free of charge

Critters in the Garden: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies (Ages 2+)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get to know some of the critters that live in our garden!THURSDAY, JULY 27Critters in the Garden: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies (Ages 2+)10:00 – 10:45 AMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffGet to know some of the critters that live in our garden! Birds, bees, and butterflies are not only beautiful, but they are also important to the overall health of the Arboretum. Enjoy our glorious gardens with a guided nature walk and outdoor activities as we discover the winged wildlife in our world.Suitable for ages 2 and up. Children must be walking (no strollers) and must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn Your Plants! (Ages 5+)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Come be a nature detective and notice the natural world around us!SATURDAY, JULY 29Learn Your Plants! (Ages 5+)10:00 – 11:00 AMOlivia Kirkpatrick, Landscape Designer, GreenWeaver LandscapesHave you ever wondered what types of plants grow in your backyard or at Jenkins? Come be a nature detective and notice similarities, differences, shapes, and colors in the natural world around us. Learn tips and tricks to identify common native plants. Bring your curiosity and observation skills!Suitable for ages 5 and up. Classes will take place outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required for children only. Members: $10/class | Non-Members: $15/class

Summer Storytime (All Ages)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for a nature-themed read aloud at Jenkins!TUESDAY, AUGUST 1Summer Storytime (All Ages)10:00 – 10:30 AMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us for a nature-themed read aloud in Jenkins’ very own secret garden—the Explorer Garden! Enjoy a morning out and learn something new while listening to engaging stories.Special Storytime on 7/18 with Maria Rodale, author of the Mrs. Peanuckle series.All ages welcome; most suitable for ages 3–6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine, indoor space for inclement weather.Free of chargeSummer Storytime will take place on July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, and

Meditation in Motion

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Slow down and move with your body, mind, and breath to develop a sense of calmness and well-being.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9Meditation in Motion9:30 – 10:30 AMAimée Alegría Barry, Centaur Tai ChiMeditation in Motion workshops incorporate elements of Qi Gong and Tai Chi walking to help us balance the active and passive, the yielding and wielding parts of ourselves. Slow down and move with your body, mind, and breath to develop a sense of calmness and well-being.All levels welcome. Classes will be held outdoors with an indoor option available for inclement weather.Members: $12/class | Non-Members: $18/classMeditation in Motion classes will be held

Critters in the Garden: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies (Ages 2+)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get to know some of the critters that live in our garden!THURSDAY, AUGUST 10Critters in the Garden: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies (Ages 2+)10:00 – 10:45 AMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffGet to know some of the critters that live in our garden! Birds, bees, and butterflies are not only beautiful, but they are also important to the overall health of the Arboretum. Enjoy our glorious gardens with a guided nature walk and outdoor activities as we discover the winged wildlife in our world.Suitable for ages 2 and up. Children must be walking (no strollers) and must be accompanied by an adult.

Discover Tai Chi

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us for an introduction to the ancient practice of Tai Chi.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16Discover Tai Chi9:30 – 10:30 AMAimée Alegría Barry, Centaur Tai ChiJoin us for an introduction to the ancient practice of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a soft-style martial art and is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing to enhance physical health and emotional well-being. The beauty of Jenkins will create an inspirational backdrop to practice and work on the form. All levels welcome. Classes will be held outdoors with an indoor option available for inclement weather.Members: $12/class | Non-Members: $18/classDiscover Tai Chi classes will

Cultivating Soil Health

Learn how to cultivate soil health, restore soil vitality, and encourage microbial populations.THURSDAY, AUGUST 17Cultivating Soil Health7:00 – 8:30 PMMark Highland, President, The Organic Mechanics Soil CompanySponsored by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens + Tredyffrin Library's Arbo-READ-um partnershipSoils are the foundation of every garden, but knowing how to care for optimum soil health can be misunderstood. Join The Organic Mechanic, Mark Highland, for a discussion on how to cultivate soil health, restore soil vitality, and encourage microbial populations that provide ecosystem services. Participants will learn easy-to-implement soil care that maximizes ecosystem benefits and plant health for gardens of all sizes. Free

Summer Wednesday Walkabouts (7/5 – 8/30)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!WEDNESDAYS, JULY 5 – AUGUST 30Summer Wednesday Walkabouts10:00 – 11:00 AM (NEW - earlier time for summer!)Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us on Wednesdays this summer for walking tours through our glorious gardens. Each week will have a different focus depending on the staff leader and the seasonal landscape. Topics could include Jenkins’ history, summer wildflowers, pollinators, native trees, and much more. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Large groups are requested to schedule private guided tours at other times (contact tours@jenkinsarboretum.org).Free of charge

Fall Wednesday Walkabouts (9/6 – 11/15)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 15Fall Wednesday Walkabouts1:00 – 2:00 PMJenkins Arboretum & Gardens StaffJoin us on Wednesdays this fall for walking tours through our glorious gardens. Each week will have a different focus depending on the staff leader and the seasonal landscape. Topics could include Jenkins’ history, wildflowers, pollinators, native trees, fall foliage, and much more. Get outside and discover Jenkins with us!Large groups are requested to schedule private guided tours at other times (contact tours@jenkinsarboretum.org).Free of charge

Bat Walk (Ages 4+)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to discover the winged wonders, insect-eating machines, and ecosystem stars—bats!SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Bat Walk (Ages 4+) 6:15 – 7:15 PM Bernard Brown, Naturalist and Author of Exploring Philly Nature Join us to discover the winged wonders, insect-eating machines, and ecosystem stars—bats! Explore Jenkins after sunset to look for the bats who live here. We’ll use a bat detector to listen to echolocation calls and try to identify the bats from sound. This will be a “wait and watch” walk so bring your curiosity and patience in nature. Bring a flashlight. Wear sturdy footwear. Suitable for ages 4 and

Children’s Yoga at the Garden (Ages 2–5)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Introduce your little one to yoga and its many benefits.MONDAYS, 4-WEEK SERIES Children’s Yoga at the Garden (Ages 2–5) 9/11 – 10/9 | 9:30 – 10:15 AM (NO CL ASS 9/25) Lisa Schwarcz, Yoga Instructor and Pediatric Physical Therapist Introduce your little one to yoga and its many benefits. We will use stories, imagination, props, and music to engage the children in moving their bodies, exploring their breath, and calming their minds. Suitable for ages 2–5. Child-sized yoga mats will be provided. Adults must accompany their children and are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and participate during the classes.

Photo Walk

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA, United States

Join us to capture the season!SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16Photo Walk9:00 – 11:00 AMLaura Ducceschi, Fine Art PhotographerCapture the season! An award-winning photographer will be your mentor and guide for these monthly small group sessions. Stroll the gardens and photograph what inspires you while learning various compositional and technical options on the spot.Participants will need to bring a camera, a fully charged battery, and a camera card with space to shoot freely. Photographers with any kind of camera can benefit, but DSLRs are recommended.Rain date: Sunday, 9/17Members: $20/walk | Non-Members: $30/walkPhoto Walks are scheduled for Saturdays, Sept 16, Oct 21, and Nov

Flowers, Flies, and Fermentation: The Pollination Ecology of Pawpaw

Explore recent research on the pollination strategy and fly pollinator of pawpaw.THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21Flowers, Flies, and Fermentation: The Pollination Ecology of Pawpaw7:00 – 8:30 PMKate Goodrich, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Widener UniversityThe pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a fascinating local tree that produces the largest native fruits in North America. Pawpaw was widely known and consumed by indigenous people and early colonists, but it is less well-known today. Biologist Kate Goodrich will share her recent research on the pollination strategy of this tree, and the fly species responsible for pollination—and fruit set—of pawpaw. She’ll also share some of the historical and