Buckingham Township Building
4613 Hughesian Way (off 413) Buckingham, PA
All meetings at 1PM unless noted
Guests Welcome with Donation of $5.00
September 9, 2019
The Delaware Canal
The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to preserve, improve, and interpret the Canal and its surroundings. Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered from Easton to Bristol and that the towpath trail is usable over its entire length.
Speaker: Susan Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of the Delaware Canal
October 15, 2019 Tuesday, Luncheon at the Doylestown Country Club at Noon
Fashion and Gardens: The Mutual Influence and Inspiration
How did the palace gardens influence the length of dresses? Why did embroidery patterns dictate landscape design? When did a war change what we wore and what we planted? Starting from the 16th century, this exciting talk illustrates how fashion and gardens have been closely tied through the ages and how they influence our future!
Speaker: Bridget Kelley Huzar, Bridget Kelley Huzar Garden Designs
November 11, 2019
Birds of Prey: Live Session with a Harris Hawk
Speaker: Tom Stanton studied from and trained birds of prey. He will appear with his Harris Hawk and explain how these birds survive in contemporary society.
December 9, 2019
Berries in the Home Garden
Strawberries, blueberries and bramble berries are fantastic additions to the home garden. In this presentation, you'll learn the key factors that lead to a successful crop.
Speaker: Scott Guiser - Barnes Foundation, teaching soil and weed science courses, and an instructor in the Rutgers University Continuing Education Program
January 13, 2020
Gardens for Butterflies and Birds
Who doesn’t love to see butterflies flitting around their gardens? We are awed by their beauty, and charmed by the way they never seem to go in a straight line between two destinations.
Speaker: Beverly Auvil, of Beverly Auvil Landscape Design
February 10, 2020
The Beloved Peony - Couture and Culture
New Jersey native, Thom Mrazik has been a Certified Master Gardener with the Penn State Extension Service for five years. He also completed the horticulture program at the Barnes Arboretum. Thom has written gardening articles for PA Gardener magazine, Morris Arboretum and Penn State Extension Service. His home garden, Goodly Gardens, earned blue ribbon awards in 2018 and 2019.
The peony has been revered for millennia for its outstanding floral attractiveness. Here is an opportunity to learn about key plant features and aspects of care that will boost your garden’s beauty.
March 9, 2020
The Delaware River Towns: Full of Character and Full of Characters
Rivers have always been important to people. A crossing led to the emergence of a ferry, a tavern, and several houses which encouraged commercial growth.
Speaker: Jeffrey Marshall is President of the Heritage Conservancy and author of numerous books. Since 1958, Heritage Conservancy has been preserving and protecting our natural and historic heritage. Heritage Conservancy is an accredited not-for-profit conservation organization that specializes in open space preservation, planning for sustainable communities, natural resource protection, property stewardship, historic preservation, adaptive reuse of existing structures, wildlife habitat restoration and biodiversity. Jeff has over 40 years of combined experience in land protection and historic preservation.
April 13, 2020
Gardens of Cuba
Cuba has been an inaccessible enigma to American tourists for decades. Home to exotic gardens like the Soroa Orchid Garden, which contains over 20,000 plants representing 700 species – with half of this number indigenous to the island -- Cuba represents a rich horticultural landscape complemented by stunning beaches and unexpectedly quirky towns.
Speaker: Suzanne Betts, Membership Director PHS
May 11, 2020
Speaker: Susan Supper
June 8, 2020 Noon
Annual Picnic at Peace Valley Nature Center Pavilion I