Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

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Enter PHS City Gardens Contest

It’s time to enter The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual City Gardens Contest which has been celebrating the success of local gardeners for nearly 40 years!

06/18/2013

(PHS' pop-up beer garden in a formerly vacant lot near Broad and Spruce Streets.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

This Year’s ‘Pop-Up’ Garden Puts a Beer Garden on South Broad Street

This marks the third summer that the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has transformed an eyesore into an oasis.

05/29/2013

(L-R: PHS president Drew Becher, Mayor Nutter, seventh grader Liam Leahy, and deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ben Franklin Parkway Gets Its Springtime Spruce-up, Thanks To Volunteers

It was all for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual “City in Bloom” event.

05/17/2013

(Phillies' president David Montgomery, second from left, the Phanatic, and infielder Kevin Frandsen, fourth from left, help plant a tree in FDR Park.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Phillies Resume Planting Home-Run Trees in Philadelphia

It’ll be another breath of fresh air every time the Phillies “go yard” this season.

04/22/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

Be Temperate About Starting Your Garden Now, Horticulture Expert Advises

Sally McCabe, project manager for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s “Garden Tenders” program, says gardeners can begin putting in their cool season crops now.

04/11/2013

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Area Residents Get One Last Peek At The Philadelphia Flower Show

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society wrote “30” on this year’s edition of the Flower Show and it went out with a bang.

03/10/2013

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Philadelphia Flower Show Features The Majestic Beauty Of Great Britian

The 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is open to the public and visitors this year are being treated to a taste of England.

03/02/2013

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Sneak Peeks In Advance Of The Flower Show

It’s fun to go behind the scenes, get in early, or be first to see any big event, and this week you can get a special sneak peek of the set up, staging, and serious hard work that makes all the magic happen at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

02/27/2013

(A cardboard cutout of a Buckingham Palace guard accompanies other items evoking Great Britain at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's announcement.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Flower Show Takes On A British Theme This Year

Organizers says a 38-foot-high Big Ben will be the centerpiece of the show.

02/01/2013

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Grand Gardens Of Great Britain At Philadelphia Flower Show

If you can’t get enough of English gardens, you’ll be glad to know that this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, called BRILLIANT!, is all about the grand garden traditions of Great Britain.

01/28/2013

Chef Peter Fong of Singapore in Chinatown (credit: Pat Loeb)

For Some, Ginkgo Trees Smell, For Others, It’s A Tasty Treat

The Philadelphia area boasts a large collection of Ginkgo trees, on its streets and in parks. But at this time of year, that can seem more like a curse than a blessing. The reason? Ginkgos smell.

11/15/2012

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PA Horticultural Society Offers Tree Care Training

Lots of trees fell during the hurricane, so first that means clean up, and then, replanting. If you’d like to pitch in, consider becoming a ‘Tree Tender’ for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

11/12/2012

Volunteers get ready to plant a tree in Kensington. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Group Plants 900 New Trees In Philadelphia

Does your neighborhood look better today than it did last week? It might if it was one of 35 Philadelphia area neighborhoods where volunteers planted 900 new trees this weekend.

11/11/2012

(PHS' 2012 pop-up garden was placed in a vacant lot at the northwest corner of Rittenhouse Square.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Horticultural Society’s 2nd Annual ‘Pop-Up Garden’ Ready To Go Fallow

The garden, near 19th and Walnut Streets, was intended to be temporary but the idea behind it is becoming permanent.

10/15/2012

(Anthony Iannone, VP of South Jersey Hot Cheft, photographed at Duffield's Farm in Sewell, NJ.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Pheasts and Fests, in NJ and Pa.

This week on “What’s Cooking,” Hadas Kuznits reports on a restaurant week in South Jersey, a food pantry fundraiser in South Philadelphia, and a culinary convention in Montgomery County featuring celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel.

10/11/2012

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