Art's Programs

Art Wolk's lectures and workshops have received rave reviews from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Tennessee Master Gardeners, Longwood Gardens, the Scott Arboretum, Wisconsin Master Gardeners, and dozens of other garden clubs, arboreta, and societies. 


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 He's available to give programs to your organization on the following topics:


Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten: Based on Art's book by the same name, this program will help both novices and "seriously-smitten" bulb forcers learn what it takes to successfully force a wide variety of bulbs indoors during the winter. Art has more than thirty years of experience in growing and exhibiting bulbs for the Philadelphia International Flower Show, where he twice won the Grand Sweepstakes Award as the top individual competitor. Art combines his laugh-out-loud sense of humor with clear, concise information that will keep your audience's attention and give them the knowledge and confidence to succeed. If desired, this program can be given as a bulb-forcing workshop after which students return home with a pot of bulbs they'll be able to force into bloom in the winter. 

Garden Lunacy: A Growing Concern: This hysterical lecture, based on Art's book by the same name, is a riotous, irreverent romp through the world of horticulture. It includes plant thieves; mid-city, outdoor marijuana growers; flower-show addicts; a visit to Hortiholics Anonymous; the separate universes of gardeners and non-gardeners; Better Homes and Gardens photoshoots; and much more. If you're looking for a program to produce side-splitting laughter, this is it!

Glorious Gardens For Pennies: Tired of getting discouraged when you come home from a great public garden and look at you backyard? This lecture is the perfect cure. Art Wolk will review how the home gardener can inexpensively produce a high-impact flower garden and high-yield vegetable garden. This empowering lecture will also include the basics of flower garden design.

Gardening With Children: Art will show you how to entice youngsters into becoming gardeners. He oversaw a children’s garden for eight years and shows you how to create botanical playgrounds for kids. Every year Art created “please touch” gardens that had new discoveries for children, including cotton, tents of hyacinth beans plants, a cornucopia of herb scents, luffa squash, a “maze of maize,” and much more.   

Glorious Gardens of the Southeast: (This program is suitable for any organization, not just garden clubs.) Art uses photography and humorous stories to take you on a visit to the gardens and people of the Southeastern U.S. A wonderful journey to the best public and private gardens, including a very special visit to Charleston at its peak of spring perfection.




“Your program was the perfect combination of humor and information.”

         -Longwood Gardens


 “You knocked them dead! Everyone loves your programs. We’ll have you back again soon.”

         -Frelinghuysen Arboretum


 “Everyone thought Art’s workshop gave them the confidence to succeed. Great program.” 

         -Scott Arboretum


“A wonderful program. You had everyone excited enough to want to find a site for a cold frame that night with a flashlight.”

         -Penna. Horticultural Society


 “I found Art’s lecture very affirming. It made me want to head home and get out the garden tools.”

         -Betty Mackey, Garden-book author and publisher


"Great program! Everyone thought it was wonderful."

         -Norristown Garden Club


 “Thank you for a super program. We got positive comments from everyone.”

         -Rodale Research Institute


“One of the very best programs we’ve had in the long history of the club.”

-Doylestown Nature Club


Contact Art for details:

Phone: 856-751-8286


Address: P.O. Box 1724; Voorhees, NJ 08043


Art spends more money on plants than his clothes, and looks it!







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