THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

April 2013

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April 7

Sakura-Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Viewing at Scott Arboretum

Sunday, April 7, 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. A sushi box, sake, and other refreshments will be enjoyed in the Cherry Border.

Limited to 30. Not available for online registration, please call 610-328-8025 to register for Sakura-Matsuri and request either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian sushi box. After Sakura-Matsuri, complete your cultural experience with a performance by Tamagawa University in the Lang Music Building at 7 pm. Registration to Sakura-Matsuri does not include a spot at the Tamagawa performance. The performance, coordinated through Swarthmore College, is free and open to the public, and seating is first come, first served.

Cancellation Policy: The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems. Refunds for classes will be available only if notice is given 10 business days before the class.

Registration fee: $30                      Members of the Scott Arboretum: $20

Not available for online registration, please call 610-328-8025 to register for Sakura-Matsuri and request either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian sushi box.

April 10

Excursion: Wildflowers of Shenk's Ferry

Wednesday, April 10, depart at 8:30 am, approx. return 5:30 pm
Departs from Scott Arboretum offices

Travel will be by vans with Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney to Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve, one of the most impressive wildflower areas in the eastern US and one of the most popular natural locations in Lancaster County. In this woodland glen and wildflower sanctuary, at least 73 species of flowers bloom from mid-March until the end of May. Some of the more common flowers we hope to see include Dutchman's breeches, wild geranium, wild ginger, Virginia bluebells, mayapple, trillium, and spring beauty. On the way home we will stop at a garden center to get your early season plant fix in. Dress for the weather and extensive walking. Bring your own lunch and cash/checks only for shopping.

Limited to 27. Cancellation Policy: The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems. No refunds are available for day bus trips or At Home Series.

Member registration fee: $60

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

April 20

Arboretum Highlights Tour

Saturday, April 20, 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.

April 23

Green Roof Tour

Tuesday, April 23, 4 to 5:30 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 different roofs 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 access each 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 24

Special Members Event: Jenkins Arboretum

Wednesday, April 24, 5 to 8 pm
Jenkins Arboretum

This year’s event will be at Jenkins Arboretum in Devon in their beautiful facility overlooking early spring blooms. To learn more about becoming an upper category member and receiving an invitation to this event, please contact the Scott offices at 610-328-8025.