Holiday House Tour

Visit five homes, one business and a church in the Pottstown area; sponsored by the Pottstown Garden Club, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $12; lunch available at church and business sites. Tickets/information:


; 610-323-5273.

Meadowbrook Farm Open House

Tour of garden and home of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Liddon Pennock Jr., with rooms decorated for the holiday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 1633 Washington Ln., Meadowbrook; 215-887-5900.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Arboretum Tour

Led by curatorial intern Miriam Pinsker, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Free; inclement weather cancels tour. Scott Arboretum offices, Swarthmore College, Route 320 and College Avenue, Swarthmore. 610-328-8025.

Holiday Bazaar

"Green" gifts from local nonprofit environmental organizations, plus photography exhibit, tours of historic farmhouse, barn, noon to 4 p.m. Free. Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Bishop Farmstead, 17 Pemberton Rd., Southampton; 609-859-8860;



Tuesday, Dec. 9

Hybridizing Gesneriads

Illustrated program by Charlene Marietti at the Liberty Bell Gesneriad Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. Free. Cathedral Village, Cathedral Hall, 600 E. Cathedral Rd., off Ridge Avenue. Information: 215-985-1456;



Up ahead

Volunteer Opportunity

Weed out invasive plants from 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd. (Route 32), New Hope;

. Free; includes training, tools; pre-registration suggested: 215-862-2924.

Holiday greens sales

Wreaths, Table and Mantel Arrangements

, medallions, swags, greens, kissing balls, magnolia branches, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow; snow date Dec. 13. Free. Sponsored by Garden Class of the Women's Community Club of Uwchlan. Uwchlan Meeting House, Routes 100 and 113, Lionville; 610-942-7501;


Greens, Wreaths

, roping, dried arrangements, natural ornaments, centerpieces, decorations, 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,


Greens, Wreaths

, centerpieces, roping, poinsettias, plus free open house, kids' activities; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Bartram's Garden, 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard; 215-729-5281;


Greens and Accessories

, Christmas crafts show; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Odessa Fire Hall, 304 Main St., Odessa, Del. Antiques show and sale; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Old St. Paul's Church, 506 High St., Odessa. Colonial Christmas decorations demonstrations; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Wilson-Warner barn, 202 Main St., Odessa. Free. 302-378-4900;


Greens, Wreaths, Swags

, roping, candle centerpieces, bows; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd.;

. Information: 215-685-0470.

Greens, Wreath Kits, Wreaths

; noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Swarthmore College, Scott Arboretum offices, Route 320 & College Avenue, Swarthmore; 610-328-8025.

- Jerene Schroeder

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