Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Lewisia cotyledon, Helleborus x hybridus 'Royal Heritage Strain', Aeoniopsis cabulica, Aquilegia saximontana, Primula veris cv., Narcissus 'Chiva', and Jovibarba heuffelii

Chapter Meetings and Events

2017

For details on the program and location of each meeting, download the current issue of Dodecatheon.

January 14 at 10 AM
Chapter meeting: Members' Show and Tell
Plymouth Township Community Center (Directions)

February 11 at 10 AM
Chapter Meeting
Janet Novak: "Plants of Southern Europe: A Visit to Sardinia, the Apennines, and Greece"

Arnica lessingii in Alaska

Arnica lessingii near the Bering Glacier in Alaska. Photo by Anton Reznicek

Plymouth Township Community Center (Directions)

March 11-19
Philadelphia Flower Show
Philadelphia Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia

April 8
Chapter Plant Show: Register your plants at 9 to 9:30 AM; view and judge the show at 9:30 to 10 AM
Chapter meeting: 10 AM
Bob Stamper will give a talk, "Rock Gardening 101."
Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, PA (Directions)

April 29
Special meeting
Anton Reznicek will give two talks:

  • "Alaska Botany—Tall Timbers to Tundra"
  • "More Habitats, Even More Plants: Microhabitats and Diversity in the Garden"
Cathedral Village, 600 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia (Directions)

May 11-13
Plant Sale at Morris Arboretum
Our group will sell rock garden plants, troughs, and more. The sale is open to Morris donors on Thursday, to members of our chapter and of Morris Arboretum on Friday, and to the public on Saturday. More information.
Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia

May 19-20
NARGS Study Weekend in Madison, Wisconsin
Expert speakers, garden tours, and plant sales
More information is available on the NARGS Study Weekend page.

May 27
Members' Garden Tour
Visit two gardens in the West Chester Area. David Culp's garden at Brandywine Cottage is open from 10:30 to 12:30. Mary Ann and Chuck Ulmann's garden is open from 1 to 3 PM. For garden descriptions and directions, see pages 22-23 of the May-June issue of the Dodecatheon .

June 10
Chapter Plant Sale
Plant donations are accepted from 8:30 to 9:30 AM; sale opens at 10 AM
Members may bring guests to the sale.
After the sale, join us for a picnic lunch. The chapter will supply cold beverages.
Robbins Park, Ambler, PA (Directions)

June 17
Tour of the New Jersey Pine Barrens (joint event with the Watnong Chapter NARGS)
No registration is required. Meet at 10 AM at the Brendan Byrne State Forest park office. For a full description and directions, see page 22 of the May-June issue of the Dodecatheon .

August 19
Trough-making workshop, 9:30 to noon
Limited to 15 participants. For registration information, see the current issue of the Dodecatheon Robbins Park, Ambler, PA (Directions)

September 9
Chapter Plant Sale and Trough Planting Demonstration
Plant donations are accepted from 8:30 to 9:30 AM; trough planting demonstration at 9:45; sale opens at 10 AM
Members may bring guests to the sale.
Robbins Park, Ambler, PA (Directions)

October 14 at 10:15 AM
Chapter Meeting at Chanticleer Garden
Ed Hinken, head of facilities at Chanticleer, will lead us on a tour of the garden. After the tour, we'll have a picnic (in the greenhouse if it's raining)
Meet in the picnic area just beyond the oak tree at the right of the entrance area. Individual members will have to pay Chanticleer's entrance fee of $10 (discounted to $8 for members of local arboretums or PHS).
Chanticleer Garden, 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA (Directions)

October 28 at 10 AM
Special Meeting
Yasemin Konuralp (author of Wild Flowers of Turkey) will give a talk, "Alpine Plants of Turkey"
Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA (Directions)

November 11
No meeting

November 17-19
NARGS Annual General Meeting in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
For information, see the NARGS meeting page.

December 9
Holiday Luncheon
Sharee Solow and Charles Cresson will speak on gardens in Italy
Registration information will appear in a future issue of the Dodecatheon
Location: Overbrook Gold Club, Villanova

crevice garden

Anton Reznicek's crevice garden in May. Photo by Anton Reznicek.

red form of Corydalis solida

A particularly nice red form of Corydalis solida. Photo by Anton Reznicek.