You wouldn't expect a place like Awbury Arboretum to exist within the boundaries of Philadelphia. With its towering emerald trees, twinkling lights, and historic stone building, the arboretum feels worlds apart from the city—despite the fact that you can reach it by regional rail. It's no wonder why Awbury hosts weddings, showers, and many other special events every year. If you have a special occasion coming up, or you just want to check out this natural oasis, come to the Awbury + Birchtree Launch Party on Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The launch party honors a new partnership between the Awbury Arboretum and Birchtree Catering, a local woman-owned business that will now serve as the exclusive caterer for events at the arboretum. Birchtree's team will whip up the cocktails and the snacks for the bash, showing off what they can do with locally sourced ingredients, and Awbury Arboretum will provide the ambiance. Tickets are $15.