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July 21

Guided Tour: Summer Highlights

Saturday, July 21, 3 to 4:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Join Andrew Bunting, curator, for a free tour of the Scott Arboretum. Enjoy the splendor of summer blooms in the garden. 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.

July 25

Woody Plant Conference

Wednesday, July 25, 8 am to 5 pm
Villanova University

This popular conference, now in its 15th year, is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Villanova University and the Tyler Arboretum. Brochures will be sent to registrants of previous years.

Visit for more details.

July 28

Botany of Beer: The Second Pint

Saturday, July 28, 3 to 6 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Join Dan Shaw, Certified Cicerone® and manager of Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go, and Julie Jenney, educational programs coordinator for an afternoon of tasting, learning, and talking about beer. If you attended last summer’s class we’ll have some great new beer knowledge to share and of course a fresh line-up of brews to taste. This class will cover the brewing process and the botanical components of beer: plants from the grass family such as wheat and barley but also the fruits, spices and, of course, hops! In-depth descriptions of each beer will guide you through tasting them. Cost includes beer and hearty, delicious snacks to accompany the top-notch selection of beer. Limited to 34.