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Botanical Printing

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden |
October 2, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For generations, botanists and naturalists have printed in the field and in their studies to record plants found in gardens and on botanical expeditions. During this two-session course, you’ll get your hands dirty as you learn how to print plant specimens with simple, time-tested methods used by artists and naturalists.

We’ll begin by selecting native plant specimens from Stoneleigh’s vast collection and print 9 x 12” nature prints with hand tools. The instructor will then help you experiment with different media and highlighting techniques including watercolor paints and gouache. The finished product will be a 9” x 12” nature print suitable for framing. Each print will reveal the plant’s structure and form of the fronts and backs of a plants’ leaves.

Session dates are October 2 and October 9, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Your one registration is for both dates.

About the instructor

Miranda Mote is an artist, architect, and historian of North American landscapes. Her dissertation documented many aspects of German-American garden culture in colonial Pennsylvania, including nature printing. She has reconstructed some of the methods used by gardeners and botanists in 17th and 18th-century Pennsylvania to print plants in their books, letters, and garden journals. See Miranda’s website at www.botanography.net.

The health and safety of staff and participants is our highest priority during this event. Please review “before you go” details before you attend the event, for your safety and the safety of others.

In adherence to Montgomery County guidance, event participants must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when they cannot maintain at least 6 feet distance from people who do not live in their household. This applies to all indoor and outdoor events.

Where

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden
1829 East County Line Road
Villanova , PA 19085
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When

October 2, 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm

For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, which donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.

The property includes stately trees, winding pathways, and lush gardens that were designed by a number of notable landscape architects over the past century—including the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the famed Frederick Law Olmsted.

  • Meet at the Welcome Kiosk.
  • Should be able to attend both dates – October 2 and October 9.
  • We’ll be outdoors so apply sunscreen and/or bug spray if needed.
  • Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Stoneleigh.
  • Bring a large, FULL water bottle to stay hydrated.

Please help us all stay safe:

As per PA Department of Health orders, you do not have to wear a mask, when outdoors. Please wear a mask when indoors, including the bathrooms. UPDATE 9.7.21 – In adherence to Montgomery County guidance, event participants must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when they cannot maintain at least 6 feet distance from people who do not live in their household. This applies to all indoor and outdoor events.

If you are sick, please stay home.

Natural Lands is able to host more than 100 events a year thanks to the financial support of our members. If you aren’t yet part of our community of members, join us!

Registration

Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221. $60 Natural Lands member, $75 non-member.

Session dates are October 2 and October 9, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Your one registration is for both dates.

Not already a member, or you need to renew? Purchase membership AND event tickets below! 

  • $110 new member ticket includes event ticket and one year of Natural Lands membership. As a thanks for your member support, members are able to purchase 2 additional tickets at member price. 

Cancellation:
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

Photography policy:
Attendance at Natural Lands programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

Participant Waiver:
By registering for this event, I, as the participant, and/or parent or legal guardian of a minor participant, do hereby understand and acknowledge that by participating, in this, or any, Natural Lands’ event or activity, I am agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Natural Lands, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein).

I further acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Program and related Activities and my and/or the Minor’s experience and capabilities, and believe that I and/or the minor are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions of participation.

I fully understand that: (a) the Program and related Activities involve risks and dangers of damage to personal property and serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my and/or the Minor’s own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the “releasees” as aforementioned; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or the minor incur as a result of my participation or that of the Minor in the Activity.

I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Natural Lands or any of their “releasees” from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property, or other damages on my and/or the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement I, the Minor, or anyone on the Minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I have read this Agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by registering for this event, and have done so freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

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