Celebrate the magic of the outdoors with your family. Join us for a themed walk once a month and reap the benefits of outdoor activity: healthier children, improved sensory skills, and increased attention span. Walks geared towards children up to eight years old.
Create a card and gorgeous garden ornament for Mother’s Day. The hand you create will need to cure before it is ready to add bird seed or a plant. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get dirty.
#INbudget ($0-$10), Garden, Networking & Social Events, Visual Arts
Art Gallery: “Home Grown Botanicals” by the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators (PSBI)
Join us as we celebrate Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators’ roots at DCH. Art Loop opening will also feature some of PSBI’s own artists doing live demonstrations. Light refreshments served at Art Loop. Beer and wine available for purchase. Exhibit runs from May 1 – September 4.
#INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Garden, Visual Arts
This specialty, all-horticulture flower show will include cut specimens of annuals, perennials, and shrubs from members’ gardens, dish gardens, and container-grown plants. Educational exhibits will focus on Bonsai and Kokedama. Plants not for sale. Light refreshments served at Art Loop. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Create a container herb garden for your family to take home! Decorate a pot, plant herbs, and learn how to care for your mini-garden. Discover how the herbs can be used for cooking and as remedies for wellbeing.
Join Herbalist Sue on a local scavenger hunt for medicinal plants! Learn some basic plant identification skills, then set out to discover where medicine plants can be found, how they’ve been used through the centuries, and their role in supporting life and well-being in the modern world.
In this workshop, explore herbal hydrosols from their history to how to make and use them. Essential oils get all the attention these days, but did you know that hydrosols, or herbal plant waters, are also created in the process of plant steam distillation? Through in-class demonstration, explore the process of creating hydrosols for home use. Talk about equipment and how to properly store your hydrosols. We'll get to know some plants that make beautiful hydrosols, so you can plan your hydrosol garden. Encounter several finished hydrosols, so you can experience firsthand the way they move energy in the body. Everyone will go home with a bottle of aromatic hydrosol made in class.