THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

March 2014

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March 5

Constructing Nature: What Art Reveals

Wednesday, March 5, 4:30 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

In collaboration with Swarthmore Art Department/List Gallery


At the completion of Stacy Levy’s installation of Crum Creek Meander, she will continue to inspire through sharing her previous landscape installations. Her art reveals the beauty of unseen patterns in nature and the presence of natural forces in our built environments. Many of her recent projects redirect storm water runoff to reduce erosion and pollution. Her works invite viewers to become more aware of water quality and flow in diverse environments ranging from acid mine drainage to urban streams and suburban watersheds. This lecture will correspond with an exhibition of Stacy’s work on view in the List Gallery from March 5 – April 6; an opening reception will follow the lecture.

 

March 6

Travels at Twelve: The Salt Caves (and Plants) of the Atacama Desert, Chile

Thursday, March 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.

Join Thomas Hawkins, horticulture professional, for a hot, high altitude trip to the Atacama Desert in search of caves formed in salt deposits. The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places in the world, with a very harsh landscape, but out-of-this-world scenery. Cactus, llamas, flamingos, and salt caves, as well as the obvious question "Why would anybody in their right mind go spelunking?" will be discussed.

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.

March 13

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

Thursday, March 13, 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.

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.


March 16

Scott Associates Spring Celebration

Sunday, March 16, 4 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Theater

Join Scott Associates and staff for a special presentation by Charles Birnbaum, the Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). TCLF is the only not-for-profit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. A festive reception will follow.

Entrance is free and the public is welcome! Please call 610-328-8025 to register by Friday, March 14 by 4 pm. Walk-ins welcome on Sunday, March 16.

Please note that the spring membership dividend will be available during the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale.

March 19

Floral Design Workshop: Spring Centerpiece Compote with Forced Bulbs and Floral Ring

Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 to 9 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Join Mary Coombs, owner of A Garden Party (a hip and beautifully creative florist shop in Elmer, New Jersey) for a demonstration and hands-on learning. Mary will guide participants in creating a unique and stunning arrangement with spring blooming bulbs and a variety of fresh greens and flowers. The technique used will show participants how to create a floral wreath on top of a compote surrounding forced spring bulb plants, creating a colorful arrangement that will look different than any you've created before. Bring your own clippers or shears, everything else will be supplied. Your arrangement goes home with you! Limited to 20.
Members: $55   Non-members: $65

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Cancellation Policy:

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

March 28

Horticulture Seminar: Snowdrops and Their Companions

Friday, March 28, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

While there are avid plant collectors among us, we also know a successful garden is a collection and interplay of many plants relying on each other throughout the seasons. While David Culp could spend a day talking to us about one of his favorite genera, Galanthus, he will give us a taste of the diverse world of snowdrops while introducing us to their most successful companions in the garden. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with a local celebrated horticulturist about early spring blooming plants and how to work them into your garden artistically. Following the discussion will be a walk with David and our own horticulturist, Josh Coceano, to see what is blooming at the Scott Arboretum. In-depth plant fact sheets will also be provided. Limited to 30.

  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.

 

Members of the Scott Arboretum: $35                  Non-members: $45  

Click to register or call 610-328-8025.                        

March 29

Arboretum Highlight Tour

Saturday, March 29, 10 to 11:30 am
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with Mackenzie Fochs, Education Intern. 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.