Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale

The Scott Arboretum will be having its fifth Unusual Annuals and Tropicals Sale on May 15-16, 2015. 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, Xanthosoma (elephant ears), Canna; Ensete, Musa, and bromeliads create an effect that reminds you of the tropics. 

These plants are often hard to find in garden centers, so the Arboretum has decided to offer you many of the more unusual selections we have tried over the years.  We will offer limited quantities of more than 200 selections of unusual tropicals and annuals.

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



Friday, May 15
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Preview Party

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

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

Saturday, May 16
10 am to Noon
Members 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 16
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 Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale: