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Gardening Volunteer Ambler Arboretum

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ORGANIZATION: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

  • 22 people are interested
Formal Garden
The Louise Bush-Brown Formal Perennial Garden is just one of the many gardens volunteers have an opportunity to explore as they help maintain this historic and educational space.

Year Round

Our gardening volunteers help maintain the historic and educational gardens of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. Throughout the growing season volunteers find themselves pruning, weeding, transplanting, dividing and planting depending on what needs to be done in the garden that day. Sessions are Mon - Sat 9-12 or 1-3. Covid 19 Protocols - mask wearing, sopcial distancing and no tool sharing are in place. Volunteers limited to two per session and must sign up to be added to a schedule. Walk-in volunteering not permitted at this time.

Currently, volunteer opportunities are available only to persons ages 18 and over.

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About Ambler Arboretum of Temple University


580 Meetinghouse Road, Administration Building, Ambler, PA 19002, US

Mission Statement

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an educational resource modeling the art and science of horticulture and environmental responsibility while fostering research, celebrating the achievements of women in horticulture, preserving the historic significance of the campus and highlighting the health benefits of nature, plants and gardening.


On September 1, 2021 the Ambler Arboretum was struck by a confirmed EF2 Tornado that was spawned from Hurricane Ida. The damage to the arboretum's collections was catastrophic. The Arboretum lost more than 500 trees within its cultivated areas and many more in the natural woodland areas. Volunteering at this time is focused on the recovery and rebuilding from this disaster.

Temple University Ambler has a long history of horticulture and landscape design. Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1910, the 187-acre campus represents a unique mix of natural and designed landscapes. The gardens serve as excellent outdoor learning laboratories for numerous classes and as a source of inspiration for the campus and local communities.

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University has a diverse range of learning gardens, from formal perennial gardens to a green roof garden, which provide a rich diversity of garden experiences.


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Environment, Women


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Temple University Ambler Arboretum508 Meetinghouse RdAmbler, PA 19002



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • People 55+


  • 2-3 hours per session.

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