Group Programming & Garden Clubs

Bring your club to our reserves for customized programs.

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has a long history of working with local garden clubs across the region at both Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve and more recently, Succop Nature Park in Butler. In fact, our location at Beechwood annually hosts a number of garden clubs that utilize our spacious auditorium and education classrooms for both monthly meetings and events. Beechwood’s auditorium and classrooms are the perfect size to accommodate large groups, and Succop Nature Park’s Marcraig House and large outdoor pavilion offer a beautiful natural setting for any garden club get-together.

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Along with the natural beauty of both locations, Beechwood holds several display gardens maintained by the Piccadilly Herb Club that demonstrate a number of herbs and medicinal plants. Beechwood is also home to our Audubon Native Plant Center (ANCP), which propagates over 130 different native plants endemic to Western Pennsylvania. Along with propagation of native plant species, the ACNP allows Audubon to promote and educate the public on their importance in our local ecosystem by serving as a clearinghouse for information on the use and preservation of these plants. Gardeners in the area serve as important links to the increasingly fragmented wild lands that surround us and reverse the spread of invasive, non-native plants in our region. Garden clubs can use the plant center and staff as an important resource for knowledge on these essential components in our local landscape.

At Succop, guests can find over 70 different species of trees planted by the Succop family, along with a mix of native and non-native species across the property. Garden clubs also can draw upon the wealth of knowledge from ASWP experts. Our staff can speak on a wide variety of environmental and biological topics and programs tailored specifically for your group meetings. We can customize programs to meet the specific educational need of any group. 

ASWP delivers a number of gardening programs annually including: 

  • Native Plant Container Gardening
  • Landscaping with Native Plants
  • Fall Seed Collection
  • Birds and Native Plants
  • Wreath Making
  • Starting Native Seeds
  • Composting
  • Wildflower Workshop
  • Rain Harvesting
  • and many more