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Lecture Series

A stone and metal sculpture stands to the side of a colorful, blooming rose garden.
A fountain decorated with planters and surrounded by colorful spring flowers.
Private Gardens of Philadelphia: Book Talk & Signing
Join us as for a celebratory launch of Private Gardens of Philadelphia, the first-ever coffee table book on Philadelphia’s private gardens!

Author Nicole Juday will give us a look inside this gorgeous publication during her virtual book talk on Thursday, April 25 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. There will also be an in-person book signing on Saturday, April 27 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Endowed Lectures

An annual series of lectures held from late fall to early spring that explore a wide variety of fascinating topics. Lectures are supported in part by the Klein Lecture Endowment given in memory of Dr. William M. Klein who served from 1977-1990 as the Arboretum’s first full-time director, the Laura L. Barnes Lecture Endowment of The Philadelphia Foundation, given in memory of Laura Barnes by students and alumni of her school of horticulture, and the Byron Lukens Lecture Endowment, given in memory of educator and Arboretum volunteer, Byron Lukens and his wife Elizabeth.