Scott Arboretum Selections: Spring Sale

Scott Arboretum Selections: The Spring Sale features a variety of plants to help the local gardener create a backyard oasis. Explore our curated selection of unusual tropicals, annuals, shrubs, and spring ephemerals on Saturday, May 13. All these selections are hard to find in the trade but tried-and-true performers at the Scott Arboretum.


Scott Arboretum Selections Sales are hard-to-find but superior plants performers that thrive in Delaware Valley gardens. We have selected unusual plants that are ideal for use and planting at the time of the sale (Spring Sale, Holiday Sale, Fall Sale).

You will find tropicals, annuals, and tender plants not found at the big-box stores. They add a sense of the lush tropics to your garden. For many years the Scott Arboretum has showcased interesting tropicals and annuals in containers and various gardens around the campus from May to November. Tropical plants such as Alocasia, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma (elephant ears), Canna, Ensete, Musa, Musella (bananas), and bromeliads create a stunning effect that reminds you of the tropics. 

Add some wow to your spring garden with our selection of spring blooming shrubs and perennials as well.

Download our complete selecton in May 2017.

Plant experts will be on hand to answer your plant questions. These plants are great to transform your containers and gardens.

Spring dividends will be available for members of the Scott Arboretum at the Sale.


Friday, May 12
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Preview Party

Attend our preview party for first chance to shop while enjoying drinks and delicious light fare!

Purchase tickets ($25 each) in advance or at the door $40 each). For more information, call sthe Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.

Saturday, May 13
10 am to Noon
Member Shopping
Scott Associates must show their membership cards for admission. If you have lost or misplaced your card, or would like to become a member, please contact the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 or or click here.
Saturday, May 13
Noon to 3 pm
Public Shopping
Shopping is open to the public.


From Pennsylvania I-476, take Exit 3 Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the sign for Swarthmore and turn onto Baltimore Pike. Stay in the right lane on Baltimore Pike and in less than a ¼ mile, turn right onto Route 320. (Be careful of the turns on Route 320); proceed to second traffic light on Rt. 320; turn right onto College Avenue. The Sale will be held in the parking lot of the Wister Center. Follow the directional signs on Route 320 for parking.

Features of the Scott Arboretum Selections: Spring Sale