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ORGANIZATION: Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

  • 51 people are interested

No, no this is nothing related to the Grateful Dead, but if you want to put your earbuds in and get down to "Sugar Magnolia" while in the garden, that is a-ok with us! We are looking for folks who are able to come in on their own schedule and help us remove the spent blossoms in our perennial gardens and annual displays.

Deadheading, the practice of pruning spent flowers from flowering plants to encourage more flowers and prevent seeding, prolongs our colorful displays and provides food for pollinators for a longer time.

This can easily be done on your schedule with a pair of garden shears or pruners.

We will provide an initial training and instructions and then you just let us know when you are available and we will tell you which spaces are priority.

And if you get confused just "listen to the music play". We will help you out and in the meantime you can go enjoy the "Sunshine, daydream, walking in the tall trees, going where the wind goes
Blooming like a red rose"

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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
Community, Education & Literacy, Environment


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Temple University Ambler Arboretum508 Meetinghouse RdAmbler, PA 19002



  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture




  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable but likely 1-2 hours per visit would make a huge difference.
  • We will provide tools and training.

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