Osmunda cinnamomea Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower SocietyStewartia

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Field Trips

We have a wonderful slate of field trips this year, some local, and some very interesting ones at a distance.
May 14: Monocacy Hill, Berks County, PA
June 19: Barnes Arboretum, Merion, PA, John Scott leader
July 16: Summer Meeting at John Bartram’s Gardens, Philadelphia
July 24: Valmont Bog and more, Poconos, PA 
Aug 20: Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, Sussex County
Sept 3: Lancaster County, PA, fern canyons along the Susquehanna River

Current Newsletter

Our Spring 2016 Newsletter is out. Click here to read.

Our Flower Show exhibit won a Silver Medal with 91 points. See our Spring Newsletter for details..

Volunteer Outreach

DVFWS will be setting up information booths at the Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville University, June 15-17, 2016. We need a minimum of two members to man the booth. Contact Karen Mohn to volunteer for a shift on Thursday June 16 or Friday June 17. 610-562-1790 or papatrees@aol.com


Instructor: Harriet Cramer, garden designer, writer, lecturer
The Barnes Arboretum is home to one of the most extensive collections of hardy ferns in the country. In this one-day workshop, expand your knowledge of both native and notable non-native ferns suitable for our region, and learn how to identify, cultivate, and create effective design combinations with ferns.
Thursday, May 26
10 am–1 pm Barnes Arboretum, 300 N. Latch’s Lane, Merion, PA 19066
$40; Barnes members $36
Register online or call 215.278.7200.
(Editors note: Don’t forget our free field trip to Barnes Arboretum with John Scott on Sunday, June 19th.) q


The purpose of the Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society shall be to encourage the enjoyment of native Ferns and Wildflowers by cultivating and propagating them in the home and garden; by studying them in their wild habitats, gardens and conservatories; by promoting their conservation and preservation; and by providing a forum for the exchange of information and expertise.


Membership in the DVFWS is open to anyone who is interested in native ferns and wildflowers and is willing to support the society. Three general membership meetings are held each year and many field trips are scheduled each weekend to areas rich in botanical interest. Membership is available for individuals or for a household for one year or three years. For additional information contact any of the officers.

Join us! Renew! Print and mail in the membership form.