Ongoing: A one-hundred acre 18th-century farmstead and nursery operation. It was created by garden and event designer Renny Reynolds and garden writer and author Jack Staub. The gardens and museum are open for tours from May through October. Admission. 60 Thompson Mill Road, Newtown, PA. 215-598-0050; www.hortulusfarm.com.
The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania
Ongoing: Open Guide Tours
Ongoing: Storytime at the Morris Arboretum
April 1-August 31: David Rogers’ BIG BUGS
April 13, 20: Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
May 9-11: Plant Sale at Bloomfield Farm
Admission. 100 East Northwestern Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA. 215-247-5777;
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
March 16: Members’ Spring Fling
March 24: It’s So Egg-citing!
April-May: Spring Bird Walks
April-October: Daily Guided Wildflower Walk
April 13: Earth Day Workday
April 27: Wild about Flowers Spring Garden Gala
May 4, 18: Knowing Native Plants
May 10-11: Spring Native Plant Sale
June 1: Pond Dedication Event
June 8: Poetry Retreat
June 13, 20, 27: Children’s Summer Reading
Admission. 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. 215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org.
Sixth Annual Tyler Gardens and Landscape Lecture
April 20: Drew Becher, President of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will present a lecture on the Society celebrating its 185th year. “PHS @ 185” will be in Gateway Auditorium at the Bucks County Community College campus. Following the presentation, a tour of Tyler Formal Gardens will take place. Built in the early 1930s, the gardens reflect early twentieth-century horticulture, and originally were influenced by larger Italian and French gardens. Advance admission: $15, students $7 with ID. Proceeds benefit Tyler Formal Gardens and its endowment. 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. 215-504-8500, ext. 6007; www.bucks.edu.
Annual Plant Sale
May 3-4: This year’s sale features a special selection of plants grown for their fragrance. Shoppers can choose from plants with aromatic flowers or foliage ranging from sweet to spicy. There also will be a strong assortment of deer resistant plants. Plant experts will be on hand to help select the best plants for landscapes and gardens. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum. Free admission. Members’ preview May 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. General public sale May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA. 610-566-9134; www.tylerarboretum.org.
20th Anniversary Garden Tour
June 1: The New Hope Historical Society presents its annual tour with the theme “Tickle Your Senses.” Six private, diverse Bucks County gardens will be open, plus an invitation to visit the gardens of Larry Keller, Mayor of New Hope, for a talk on antique garden appointments at the end of the day. Advance admission. New Hope Historical Society, 45 South Main Street, New Hope, PA. 215-862-5652; www.newhopehs.org.
17th Annual Hidden Gardens of
June 8: This annual self-guided walking tour allows visitors to enjoy elegant and unique “hidden gardens” in the backyards of residents in Lambertville, NJ. The tour begins at The Kalmia Clubhouse, 39 York Street, Lambertville, and showcases a variety of garden types and plants, from eclectic to formal, large and small. Net proceeds further The Kalmia Club’s mission and assist with its community outreach and annual scholarship programs. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission. 609-397-2537; www.kalmiaclub.org.