THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

June 2013

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June 4

Excursion: Central Park Gardens and the High Line

Tuesday, June 4, Depart at 7 am; approx. return 6 pm
Depart from Wister Center

Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney for another memorable excursion to New York City! Our first stop will be a visit to the Conservatory Garden within Central Park, which is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The Garden's main entrance is through a magnificent iron gate, made in Paris in 1894 and part of the original Vanderbilt New York mansion. Central Park's second stop will be Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, a Victorian-era formal carved brownstone arcade, bridge and fountain featuring the 1873 sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins, "Angel of Waters".  We will then head to the High Line to experience how the plantings look in late spring. Plantings were designed by acclaimed Dutch horticulturist Piet Oudolf, which were inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape that grew on the railbed when the trains stopped running. It features drought-tolerant species of grasses and shrubs, with a focus on native plants. Jeff and Julie will lead informal tours at both sites. The High Line in particular will require extensive walking. Feel free to bring your own lunch to enjoy on the High Line, or you can get something indulgent at the Chelsea Market. Refreshments will be provided on the bus. Limited to 30.

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: $100

Call 610-328-8025 to register.

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Excursion: Gardens of Ithaca

Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13
Departs from Wister Center

We are pleased to invite you on a three-day, two-night excursion to the Gardens of Ithaca, New York, June 11 - 13, 2013. Julie Jenney will be your guide to experience inspiring gardens, sites, and tastes in and around Ithaca. Traveling by coach bus from the Scott Arboretum, we will visit four private gardens – three of which are quite extensive and have been created, maintained, and cared for by their owners for over 20 years. They are unique, personal creations that will leave you amazed! The garden owners are looking forward to our visit and plan to be there to greet us. We will also be spending time at Cornell Plantations. What is listed on their website is a perfect description: “Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty – part of one of America’s most renowned university campuses.” We will also stop to take in the scenic beauty of Taughannock Falls, taste wine from Six Mile Creek Vineyard, dine at the famed Moosewood Restaurant, as well as Madeline’s Restaurant, which offers a fusion of flavors and ingredients from the Pacific and Western worlds, creating a unique Euro-Asian cuisine (save room for dessert!). We will be staying in the heart of Ithaca – an earthy, yet charming town you will have time to explore on your own.This trip which will be stocked with treats of all kinds from beginning to end!

Download the itinerary for complete details and pricing.


June 15

Green Roof Tour

Saturday, June 15, 1 to 2:30 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.

June 21

Horticulture Seminar: Flowering Trees of Summer

Friday, June 21, 9:30 am to 2 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Join curator Andrew Bunting and horticulturist Josh Coceano for an in-depth look at some truly awesome trees for summer flowering such as Lagerstroemia, Heptacodium, Oxydendrum, Vitex, and Emmenopterys, to name only a few! All trees covered are here at the Arboretum and have proven to do well in the Delaware Valley. Participants will receive thorough plant fact sheets on each tree covered. Please dress for time outside. Limited to 24. 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: $25                      Members of the Scott Arboretum: $15

Call 610-328-8025 to register.

June 22

Arboretum Highlight Tour

Saturday, June 22, 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.

June 26

Backyard Beekeeping for Gardeners

Wednesday, June 26, 10 am to Noon
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Just a few hives make an interesting hobby that produces many benefits all year round. Join master beekeeper Colin Hingley as he takes you through the seasons of beekeeping and explores its benefits. From watching bees pollinating your flowers to learning the sequence of bloom periods to hopefully accumulating lots of honey – it is a very gratifying experience! Participants will also learn how to remove a crop and extract honey, beeswax, and propolis. Honey isn’t the only benefit – one can make mead, beer, wax candles and more. Colin will also discuss how to protect a hive in the winter, build a hive box, and choose next season’s plants to give the best forage for your bees. Increasingly bizarre weather conditions, loss of habitat, and destructive spraying are all the more reason for homeowners to start raising their own bees. A demo hive will be on site to view the bees in action! This class is also sure to be interesting for those who may not want their own hives, but do want to learn more about the bee-flower-honey connection. Limited to 24.

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: $22                      Members of the Scott Arboretum: $12

Call 610-328-8025 to register.