Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Lewisia cotyledon, Helleborus x hybridus 'Royal Heritage Strain', Aeoniopsis cabulica, Aquilegia saximontana, Primula veris cv., Narcissus 'Chiva', and Jovibarba heuffelii

Chapter Meetings and Events


For details on the program and location of each meeting, download the current issue of Dodecatheon.

Arnica lessingii in Alaska

Arnica lessingii near the Bering Glacier in Alaska. Photo by Anton Reznicek

January 13 (Saturday) at 10 AM
Online Chapter Meeting
Members' Show and Tell
By Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting by email.

February 10 (Saturday) at 10 AM
Online Chapter Meeting
Joshua Meyer will speak about the rock garden at Zoo New England
By Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting by email.

March 8-11 (Friday to Monday)
Winter Study Extended Weekend
Oakland, California
For more information, see the Winter Study Weekend site

March 23 (Saturday)
Paul Spriggs will give a talk, "How to Build a Crevice Garden" (10:45-11:45 AM) and DVC-NARGS will hold a plant sale (8 AM to 5 PM, except during the talks).
Part of the March Into Spring Symposium at Winterthur. DVC-NARGS members can attend Paul's talk and access the plant sale for free (registration required) or get a discount on registration for the whole symposium. To learn how, see page 1 of the March-April issue of The Dodecatheon.
At Winterthur, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington

April 13 (Saturday): Chapter plant show, meeting, and mini plant sale
Plant Show: See rock garden plants, troughs, and more. Plant registration will begin at 9 AM and member judging at 9:30.
Meeting: John Lonsdale will give a presentation, "Unusual Bulbs for the Garden and Greenhouse" starting at 10 AM.
Mini Plant Sale: plants from DVC-NARGS and from Edgewood Garden
Note the new location: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, Delaware

April 18 (Thursday)
Trough-filling Workshop with Joe Marano
Open to DVC-NARGS members only. Fee: $60. Registration information is on page 6 of the March-April issue of The Dodecatheon.
At Marano Gardens, 488 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA

April 27 (Saturday)
Visit to John Ray's garden, Chestertown, MD

May 4 (Saturday)
Members' Garden Tour
We will visit three private gardens in Wallingford and Media. For description and locations, see The Dodecatheon.

May 11 (Saturday)
Chapter garden tour, Ivyland, PA

May 18 (Saturday)
Members' plant sale
Open only to DVC-NARGS members and their guests.
        8:45-9:45 AM: Plant donations accepted
        10 AM: Sale opens
        ~11:30 AM: Optional picnic. Bring your lunch to eat under the pavilion.
More information is on our plant sale page.
Note the new location: Flourtown Day Use Area in Fort Washington State Park, which is off Mill Road in Flourtown, PA. For directions, use "Flourtown Day Use Area" or 40.10664 -75.21881. On Mill Road, look for a brown wooden sign, "Flourtown Picnic Area" and park in the large parking lot. Head down the walkway to the pavilion.

Gentians in Kazakhstan

Gentians in Kazakhstan. Photo by Paul Meyer.