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




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;


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;



Greens sales

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;



Greens, Wreaths

, 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


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.

Wreaths, Roping

, 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.

- Jerene Schroeder

Submit items for "Garden Calendar" three weeks in advance to or at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101. Include a contact person, address and phone number.