THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

April 2012

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April 1

Sakura-Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Viewing at Scott Arboretum

Sunday, April 1, 4:30 to 6 pm
Cherry Border

Join Director Claire Sawyers, who lived in Japan for six years, to marvel at our beautiful cherries and learn about their importance to Japanese culture while enjoying sushi, sake, and other refreshments. Afterward, complete your cultural experience with a performance by Tamagawa University in the Lang Music Building at 7 pm. The performance, coordinated through Swarthmore College, is free and open to the public, and seating is first come, first served.Limited to 30.

Nonmember: $30
Member: $20

Click here to register or call 610-328-8025.

April 11

Guided Tour: A Walk with the Curator

Wednesday, April 11, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Join Andrew Bunting, curator of the Scott Arboretum, for a free tours at the Scott Arboretum. "A Walk with the Curator" program provides an in-depth look at the collections, gardens, and plant selections through the eyes of the man responsible for curating the collection. Andrew Bunting will discuss the most recent accessions acquired for the collection, why plants were removed from the collection and maybe should be removed from your garden, as well as the latest garden designs at the Scott Arboretum.

The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum Offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025.

April 14

Magnolia Study Day

Saturday, April 14, 10 am to 1 pm
Wister Center

Join Scott Arboretum curator Andrew Bunting for a day devoted to magnolias. Also president of the Magnolia Society International, Andrew will discuss magnolias for the home garden and lead an in-depth study of magnolia specimens. Although free, limited to 40. 

Click here to register or call 610-328-8025.

April 24

Guided Tour: Green Roof

Tuesday, April 24,12:30 to 2 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Learn about the inner workings, benefits, and beauty of green roofs while exploring the three we have at the Arboretum. Please note the level of difficulty on these tours is higher than others we offer; a brisk walk and several steps are required to reach the final roof. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on the roofs.

The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum Offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025.

April 28

Guided Tour: Spring Highlights

Satuday, April 28, 10 to 11:30 am
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Join Laura Stiebitz, Scott intern, for a free tour of the Scott Arboretum. Experience the wonder of spring with a tour of the best spring spots at the Scott Arboretum. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more information, please call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.