Welcome to the 22nd season of the Henry Schmieder Arboretum’s Presentations. This  2011 series includes a special opening event and outstanding lectures. Join us!

What are the Presentations all about?

Each year we hold a series of events with experts from around the world. Topics include:

  • New Jersey Pine Barrens
  • Gardening in Philadelphia (this lecture will replace the lecture on cottage gardens)
  • rethinking the typical lawn by incorporating native plants
  • the creative process behind garden design and ways to find inspiration

Where are the presentations?

We hold the lectures in our Smart Classroom, which is in located in the Mandell Building in room 114.

When are the presentations?

All events are on Wednesday nights. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. 

View the Presentation Schedule

How can I attend the lectures?

The Founders Lectures are free to Schmieder Arboretum members and current DelVal students.

Nonmembers are invited to attend at a cost of $5 for each lecture. No registration is necessary.

Opening Event:

Fall: The Forgotten Season
Roger Gossler ∙ Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011
7:30 p.m. ∙ Mandell 114 (Reception in Mandell lobby begins at 6:45 p.m.)

Instead of fall winding down the growing season, great trees and shrubs can extend it.  Roger Gossler will discuss how the garden can look even better in fall than in spring. He’ll discuss how to choose dazzling trees, shrubs and perennials.

Roger Gossler is co-owner of Gossler Farms Nursery, which is located in Springfield, Oregon.  The nursery has operated for over four decades and specializes in magnolias, winter-blooming trees and shrubs, and uncommon perennials.  It has been a source for rare and unusual plants throughout the U.S. and Europe.  For over twenty years Roger has traveled across the U.S. to speak about unique and new plants.  He gained his horticultural knowledge both formally and informally.  He holds an associate’s degree in landscape design maintenance.  The Gossler family’s first book, Gossler’s Guide to Hardy Shrubs, is published by Timber Press.

​Seating is limited. Contact Marie Francois-Lewis at (215-489-2283) or  Marie.Francois-Lewis@delval.edu by Sept. 19 to register for this event.

Book signing immediately follows the presentation.


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