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Upcoming Field Trips          

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 18, WILDFLOWER WALK at SHENKS FERRY, PA
  • SATURDAY, MAY 9, NORTHVIEW GARDEN, AMBLER, PA
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 6th HENRY BOTANIC GARDEN, GLADWYNE, PA
  • Our Newsletter

    DVF&WS January 2020 Newsletter

    Membership Outreach         

    Check your name in the membership list. If you see 2019, then take the time to renew for one or three years. Click on the Membership tab to the left for the form to mail with your check to our treasurer.

    March 2020 Meeting

    After the Flower Show, Saturday March 21 at 9:30 AM - Join us for a lecture and business meeting in the Magnolia Room at Bloomfield Farm across from the Morris Arboretum. Tour the early spring-blooming plants in the garden aftwards. The Fernery repairs are scheduled for one week in March, but may otherwise allow touring.  

    2020 Flower Show Update

    2020 Flower Show News - The Educational plant society exhibits will be closer to the center of the show near the Bonsai Studio and surrounding the GFGG 'Gardening for the Greater Good' exhibits in the former Gardener's Studio. Sustainability, stormwater management, bees and soil preservation will be highlighted.

    Our exhibit "Ferns on a Mediterranean Breeze" will feature tropical ferns on stands on a sliver of a Mediterranean patio, and across the aisle, hardy ferns grown in the Delaware Valley. Included will be native wildflowers and native bee houses in an exhibit packed full of ferns. Both will be raised to encourage visitors to see and appreciate the ferns. Native bee houses are sprinkled about, seemingly full of overwintering bee larva awaiting the seasonal signals to come out and pollinate the flowers and lay new eggs for fall. Food and shelter for insects are a critical part of a healthy pollinator garden.

    There is a renewed emphasis on education and locally native plants that people can grow in their own yards. We show how these plants can be combined in your garden.

    Setup will be Tuesday February 25th through February 26th. Teardown will be Sunday March 8th after 6 pm to make way for the larger exhibits leaving on Monday.

    Mission

    The Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower Society welcomes people at all levels of knowledge with a passion for studying ferns and native plants in their habitat, to encourage the enjoyment of native Ferns and Wildflowers by cultivating and propagating them in the home, gardens and conservatories; by promoting their conservation and preservation; and by providing a forum for the exchange of information and expertise. We hold two meetings a year, a summer picnic, and monthly walks through the wildflowers and noteworthy gardens in between.