THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

February 2014

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February 6

Travels at Twelve: Pearl Fryar and the Palmetto State

Thursday, February 6, Noon to 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema*
*Please note: Parking changes on campus go into effect January 1, 2014. Click here for current parking information before arriving on campus. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

Longwood Fellow Lindsey Kerr spent 15 months working with topiary artist Pearl Fryar in South Carolina. In April 2013, she returned to Pearl's garden and took her classmates on a fast paced tour of some of the most innovative gardens in the state. Learn more about Pearl's story and up-and-coming gardens in South Carolina.

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.

Click here for complete 2014 Travels at Twelve schedule.

February 12

Nature's Narratives: The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening and Life

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Gillespie Room, 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 Margaret Roach's The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening and Life. Margaret Roach has been harvesting thirty years of backyard parables--deceptively simple, instructive stories from a life spent digging ever deeper--and has distilled them in this memoir along with her best tips for garden making, discouraging all manner of animal and insect opponents, at-home pickling, and more.

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 13

Travels at Twelve: Uruguay: Birding and Botanizing in the Land of the Gauchos

Thursday, February 13, Noon to 1 pm CANCELED Rescheduled for Thursday, March 13
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema*
*Please note: Parking changes on campus go into effect January 1, 2014. Click here for current parking information before arriving on campus. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

Andrew Bunting, curator, toured Uruguay in December 2012 with birding tour group Field Guides. He explored myriad habitats including coastline, marshes, rivers, and the extensive grasslands that make up most of the southern, South American country of Uruguay. Many interesting native plants will be discussed including palms, native Canna and over a dozen Eryngium.

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.

Click here for complete 2014 Travels at Twelve schedule.

February 20

Travels at Twelve: Searching for my Horticultural Roots: Central Pennsylvania to the Carpathian Mountains in Southeastern Poland

Thursday, February 20, Noon to 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema*
*Please note: Parking changes on campus go into effect January 1, 2014. Click here for current parking information before arriving on campus. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

Join Jeff Jabco, coordinator of horticulture, as he explores the homeland of his four grandparents in what was Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian empire of the early 20th century. Ultimately settling in central Pennsylvania, Jeff feels his small town upbringing and his grandparents' homeland influenced his horticultural career and design sensibility. Jeff will also share his 2013 visit to Krakow, Warsaw, and some additional rural areas of Poland.

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.

Click here for complete 2014 Travels at Twelve schedule.

February 27

Travels at Twelve:My "Best Exotic" Snapshots of Landscapes in India: Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan

Thursday, February 27, Noon to 1 pm
Lang Music Building Concert Hall*
*Please note: Parking changes on campus go into effect January 1, 2014. Click here for current parking information before arriving on campus. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

A driving tour in February-March 2013 allowed Claire Sawyers, director, to see not only famous temples, forts, and palaces but the countryside as well. Starting in Delhi, she then visited the Taj Mahal (of course) and toured a handful of cities in Rajasthan. Join her to see some of the incredible landscapes she experienced in India on this journey.

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.

Click here for complete 2014 Travels at Twelve schedule.