THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

June 2014

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June 4

Clematis You Need - You Need Clematis

Wednesday, June 4, 4 pm
Science Center Room 101

Clematis offer a wonderful opportunity to enhance your landscape in many ways. Discover new uses for classic clematis varieties and some of the newest hybrids from around the world. With Dan Long, owner of Brushwood Nursery in Athens, Georgia, learn how to care for clematis and use them effectively in your plantings for year-round beauty.

Brushwood Nursery will have Clematis for sale before and after both lectures.

June 4

Clematis for the Present and Future

Wednesday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Science Center Room 101

Join Raymond Evison, owner of Guernsey Clematis Nursery, to hear his ideas on planting combinations, how to grow clematis in containers, and his tips on cultivation. He will also bring the audience up to date on the latest Evison and Poulsen clematis cultivars. Raymond has introduced over 100 clematis cultivars and his nursery remains one of the largest specialist producers of young clematis plants, supplying them worldwide.

Brushwood Nursery will have Clematis for sale before and after both lectures.

June 10

Green Roof Tour

Tuesday, June 10, Noon to 1:30 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 11

Excursion: Buck County Buying Trip: Peace Tree Farm, Linden Hill Gardens, and Hortulus Farm

Wednesday, June 11, depart at 7:30 am SOLD OUT
Trips depart from the Wister Center.

A van trip with Andrew Bunting, Josh Coceano, Julie Jenney, and Mackenzie Fochs to see gardens and buy plants! We’ll start the day at Peace Tree Farm where we’ll first have a tour of their wholesale growing facility and farm, then have an opportunity to buy from a selected group of plants. Peace Tree is known for its herbs, begonias, specialty annuals, and blooming potted crops. In February 2009 it became one of the first greenhouse operations in the region to obtain organic certification. We’ll travel next to Linden Hill Gardens – a retail nursery specializing in unusual and cutting-edge plants complete with inspiring display gardens. Upon arrival to Hortulus Farm we’ll enjoy a boxed lunch before embarking on a tour of the farm and gardens and leave time at the end to… do more shopping! Hortulus is a hundred-acre, 18th century farmstead and nursery operation, situated amidst beautiful, rolling hills. The small, specialty nursery offers rare plants personally chosen by Renny Reynolds and Jack Staub for their beauty and performance.

Cost includes van transportation (and box truck for purchases), tour fees, boxed lunch, snacks, and refreshments. Bring cash for purchases. Limited to 27. Excursions with the Scott Associates are a member benefit; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 year-long individual membership to the Scott Associates.
Members: $65   Non-members: $105

SOLD OUT

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 trips or At Home Series.

June 21

Arboretum Highlights Tour

Saturday, June 21, 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 Julie Jenney, educational programs coordinator. 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 24

Excursion: The Garden of Andrea Filippone, Leonard J. Buck Garden, and Carousel Farm Lavender

Tuesday, June 24, depart at 7:30 am SOLD OUT
Trip departs from the Wister Center.

A bus trip with Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney to see three very different but spectacular gardens! We’ll begin at the renovated farm and gardens of Andrea Filippone. You honestly have to be there to truly understand and appreciate what Andrea has created. Part showcase, part home, the renovated farm feels like you could be walking into a movie set or an out-of-this-world antique store. Andrea inspires with her creative enthusiasm and is very passionate about organically maintaining her property. We’ll explore her gardens (known for her variety of boxwoods) and greenhouses, and enjoy our lunch there.

 

A short distance from Andrea’s is the Leonard J. Buck Garden, where we’ll have an hour to wander one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern US. Begun in the late 1930s, it consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. On the way home we’ll have the opportunity to tour, shop, and explore the fragrant and breathtaking Carousel Farm and its fields of lavender in the afternoon light with a glass of wine in hand! Being on the farm, with its fieldstone farmhouse, 18th century stone barn, and rolling fields broken only by fieldstone walls, is like being in the south of France. They grow over 15,000 lavender plants, each one planted, pruned, and harvested by hand. What a perfect day! Cost includes coach transportation, garden donations, snacks, and refreshments. Bring your own lunch. Limited to 30.

Excursions with the Scott Associates are a member benefit; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 year-long individual membership to the Scott Associates.
Members: $85   Non-members: $125

SOLD OUT

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.

June 28

Green Roof Tour

Saturday, June 28, 10 to 11:30 am
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.