Osmunda cinnamomea Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower SocietyStewartia

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Our next meeting after the Philadelphia Flower Show is on March 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM at the Morris Arboretum.

Current News

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

Work on our Flower Show exhibit "Nature's Palate has commenced. See details here.


Pilgrimage: Spring Wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Members Bernie and Terry Cabana have brought to our attention a wonderful gathering of experts and wildflower enthusiasts in what is sometimes referred to as the “Wildflower National Park.” This spring it is being held April 19th to 23rd, based out of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org/

The Pilgrimage offers 146 programs over four days during the peak of the spring flowering season. Professionally guided walks and indoor presentations explore the region’s rich natural and cultural resources. Most programs are conducted on the trails in the Park, while indoor programs are presented in the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg. Last year our good friend Larry Klotz led some of the walks.

The brochure for this year is not available at this printing, but go to the link above to be on their e-mail list for notification. Prior registration fees were $50 for one day, $75 for the entire 5 days. Who would not go for multiple days! Tom and Janet Whitefield, Lois and Michael Brooks, and Bernie and Terry Cabana plan to attend. For the birders among us, many walks concentrate on birds and photography. Won’t you join us? http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org/

Our History

The 40th Anniversary Brochure contains a comprehensive history of the Society. Our thanks to Bill Bondinell.


The purpose of the Delware 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.