THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

February 2013

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February 7

Travels at Twelve: Report from Our Travels: The Scott Assoicates 2012 Trip to New Zealand

Thursday, February 7, Noon to 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

See and hear tales about the incredible gardens and experiences Scott Associates enjoyed on their trip to New Zealand in January 2012 (or, for the lucky travelers, come relive and reminisce about the trip!). From the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, Claire Sawyers will show highlights from this journey to an extraordinary country at the height of its summer. 


Free and open to the public, Travels at Twelve is an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in various gardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College. Contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 for information about parking.

February 12

Travels at Twelve: "Let's Go Dutch!"

Tuesday, February 12
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Jeff Jabco returns to The Netherlands to attend Floriade, the horticultural show that takes place in Holland every 10 years, and to attend Plantarium, the yearly nursery trade show in the Dutch nursery capitol of Boskoop. Another major event during this visit was the Clematis and Rose Day at Boschove Garden. Also see visits to De Tuinen van Appeltern, a unique "garden inspiration park;" national park De Hoge Veluwe; castle garden Arcen on the German border; a unique new public garden near Arnhem that commemorates the destruction of The Netherlands in World War II; the town of Gouda; and the Dutch flower bulb fields in summer. Horticulture is everywhere in Holland--come join us!


Free and open to the public, Travels at Twelve is an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in various gardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College. Contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 for information about parking.

February 13

Nature's Narratives: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus

Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Wister Center

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience.

This month the group will discuss Charles C. Mann's 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus. A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.

The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Call 610-328-8025 to register.

February 16

Arboertum Highlights Tour

Saturday, February 16, 3 to 4:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. 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.

February 21

Travels at Twelve: Myanmar: A Country of Flip-Flops, Longyi, Buddhas, and Pagodas

Thursday, Feruary 21, Noon to 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Gail Hale, Scott Arboretum Assistant, explored Myanmar (Burma) in November of 2011. This country has only recently opened to visitors and she will share her photographs and experiences from the city of Yangon, the current capital, to Bagan, the ancient capital on the Irrawaddy River. We will also visit Mt. Popa, a place of Burmese spirits, and finally arrive at the city of Mandalay, another former capital on the Irrawaddy with the longest wooden footbridge in the country. A combination of people, culture, food, markets, transportation, as well as historic and religious places will be presented.


Free and open to the public, Travels at Twelve is an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in various gardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College. Contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 for information about parking.