Osmunda cinnamomea Delaware Valley Fern & Wildflower SocietyStewartia

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Next Meeting

On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Join us for the Fall meeting when Janet Novak will speak on the plants of Nova Scotia. The meeting will be at Morris Arboretum in the Magnolia Room across the street at Bloomfield Farm. Social time will begin at 9:30, the speaker at 10:00 AM, followed by a break and a brief business meeting.

Next Field Trip

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 VILLANOVA University at 10:00 AM. Tour the many old trees and new gardens with their Horticultural Supervisor, Hugh Weldon. Meet at garage I-1 on Ithan Avenue in Villanova. The tour will last about 90 minutes. Directions: From the Blue Route take the exit for Rte 30, go east on Rte 30 then turn right onto Ithan Ave. We will hand out free parking passes at the garage.


The Summer Newsletter is available HERE.

Barnes Arboretum Update

Work Outing - The upcoming merger with St. Joseph's University has delayed our work day in the restored Laura Barnes Fern Dell at the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, PA. On a future Thursday morning we will convene at the Barnes Arboretum to transplant plants, clear ground covers and enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. After lunch we will tour the other plant collections in the early afternoon.


Rick Reynolds is chairing the Outreach Committee that has set up a membership table at the Hardy Plant sale and others to advertise the Society and get new members. During our September effort, Michael Brooks and Hope Punnet added new member Dorothy Bauer while helping shoppers at the SCEE Native Plant Sale.

Let Rick know if you can help with pupblicity in newspapers and social media.

We are seeking a Membership Coodinator to sign up prospective members at meetings and to correspond with new members of the Society.

Renew now! Print and mail in the membership form.


The purpose of the Delaware 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.