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

2022

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 8 at 10 AM
Chapter Meeting
Members' Show and Tell
By Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting by email.

February 12 at 10 AM
Chapter Meeting
Jeremy A. Schmidt of Plant Delights will give a presentation, "From Big Rocks to Little Rocks: The Story of Stone as Told by a Garden-Variety Geological Plagiarist".
By Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting by email.

March 12 at 10 AM
Chapter Meeting
Johan Nilson, Horticultural Curator of Bulb Collections at Gothenburg Botanical Garden in Sweden, will give a talk, "Bulbs and Alpines at Gothenburg Botanical Garden" By Zoom. Members will receive a link to the meeting by email.

April 9 at 9 AM
Chapter Plant Show and Meeting
Registration of plants for the show will begin at 9 AM and member judging at 9:30 AM. For plant show rules and classes, see the March-April Dodecatheon Mike Slater will give a presentation on Patagonia, "The End of the World"
At the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (8855 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia)

May 14
Chapter Members' Plant Sale
Open only to DVC-NARGS members and their guests.
        8:30-9:30 AM: Plant donations accepted
        10 AM: Sale opens
The sale will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather. More information is on our plant sale page.
Location: Morris Arboretum's Bloomfield Farm (303 E. Northwestern Avenue, Lafayette Hill, PA

June 14-17
NARGS Annual General Meeting: "Alpine Visions"
Ithaca, NY
For more information and registration, see NARGS AGM 2022

August 13, 10 AM to 3 PM
Chapter Garden Tour
- Charles Cresson's garden, Hedgleigh Spring
- Andrew Bunting's garden, Belvidere
- Louise Clarke's garden, Halcyon
For details, see the July-August Dodecatheon

August 20, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Public plant sale at the Fall Gardeners' Market
We will be selling rock garden plants, other unusual plants, and hypertufa troughs. For more information, see the plant sale page.
At the Montco 4H Center, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA

September 10 (Saturday): Chapter Members' Plant Sale
Open only to DVC-NARGS members and their guests. Schedule:
        8:45-9:45 AM: Plant donations accepted
        9:45-10 AM: View the plants for sale
        10 AM: Sale opens
More information is on our plant sale page.
At Robbins Park, Ambler, PA (Directions)

October 15 (Saturday), 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Workshop: Making Hypertufa Troughs
Hypertufa, a cement-based mixture, can look like stone, but it's lighter weight, and, unlike natural stone, it's quite affordable. Hypertufa troughs are a great way to grow rock garden plants. The workshop leader, Rad MacFarlane, will teach you have to make particularly handsome and durable troughs. The workshop will cover the final "roughing up" process and how to make carved-appearing or frieze-designed troughs. This is a hands-on workshop; you'll make a trough of your own. Limited to 15 people. DVC-NARGS members get first crack at signing up, but after September 15, any remaining spaces will be opened up to non-members. To register, download the registration form.
At Robbins Park, Ambler, PA

October 30 (Sunday), 1:30 PM
Chapter Meeting
Program to be announced. Linda Cochran, who was scheduled to speak, had to cancel.
At the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (8855 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia)

November 12 (Saturday), 10 AM to Noon
Chapter Meeting
Charles Cresson and Sharee Solow will give a presentation on Belgium and Holland
At the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (8855 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia)

December 10 (Saturday), 11 AM to 3 PM
Holiday Luncheon and Annual Meeting
Lori Chips of Oliver Nurseries will give a presentation: "Troughs and Alpine Plants"
Overbrook Golf Club, Radnor
Registration information and directions will appear in the November-December issue of the Dodecatheon.

Gentians in Kazakhstan

Gentians in Kazakhstan. Photo by Paul Meyer.