Today, Tomorrow and Sunday
Volunteer to Remove Vines
from trees at Chamounix Mansion in West Fairmount Park; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday (either or both days). Free; bring pruners, loppers, tree saws, work gloves. Optional overnight stay at the hostel: $20 per night, tonight and tomorrow, reservations required. Chamounix Mansion, 3250 Chamounix Dr.; 215-878-3676 or
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Monday, Dec. 10
Walk with Curator Andrew Bunting
as he discusses the arboretum's collection; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free; inclement weather cancels tour. Swarthmore College, Scott Arboretum offices, Route 320 and College Avenue, Swarthmore; 610-328-8025.
City Gardening Series:
Houseplants with Janet Carter; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; pre-registration required. Free Library of Philadelphia, Richmond Branch, 2987 Almond St.; 215-988-8872;
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Tuesday, Dec. 11
Photographic Essay on New Coneflowers
, with research horticulturalist Jeanne Frett. Learn about breeding and selection that made these new plants possible; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Mount Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, Del.; 302-234-4244;
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Greens, Wreaths and More
, plus free tours, kids' activities; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Bartram's Garden, 54th St. & Lindbergh Blvd.; 215-729-5281;
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, roping, dried arrangements, natural ornaments, centerpieces, kissing balls, more by Country Gardeners of Lima. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Free. Tyler Arboretum, Maintenance Bldg., 515 Painter Rd., Media. Information: 610-565-7462, 610-565-4796 or
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Wreaths, Door Swags
, centerpieces, hand-tied bows, pine roping, and cut greens; with refreshments (benefits Wissahickon Environmental Center). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Free. Valley Green Inn, Forbidden Drive, near Valley Green Road; 215-685-9285.
, door swags, centerpieces, more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Free. Awbury Arboretum Association, Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd.; 215-849-2855.
Greens, Wreath Kits, Wreaths
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Swarthmore College, Scott Arboretum, Blum classroom and gardens, Route 320 & College Avenue, Swarthmore; 610-328-8025.