THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

November 2014

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November 5

Terrariums: History and How-to

Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Join Horticulturist Josh Coceano as he leads you through how to create your own unique terrarium. After an illustrated discussion of how terrariums became popular in Victorian England, Josh will demonstrate how to make an attractive terrarium for your home. We will supply all materials needed, including three plants for each participant. A list of where to get more plants as well as information on care and maintenance will be provided. Josh will even bring in his own terrariums for inspiration! Limited to 14.
Members of the Scott Arboretum: $30                  Non-members: $40

Register online or call 610-328-8025.   

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.

November 7

Design, Going Organic, Boxwood, and Deer!

Friday, November 7, 9:30 am to Noon
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Co-sponsored with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD credit available)


Andrea J. Filippone is President of AJF Design and F2 Environmental Design, which blends landscape architecture, interior design, and architecture to create cohesive indoor and outdoor spaces that transcend time and place. Her designs specialize in boxwood and deer resistant plantings that are managed without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In addition to the aesthetic, the process considers the setting as an interconnected web that can be managed organically. Not just light and moisture conditions are considered; soil structure and biota are also key parts of the design. Her talk will cover organic landscape management, the use and beauty of boxwood, and last but not least, managing deer. Andrea studied at Colgate, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies. Limited to 40.

               
Members of the Scott Arboretum and APLD: $35                             

Non-members: $45

Register online or call 610-328-8025.   

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.

November 9

Walk with the Curator Tour: Oaks

Sunday, November 9, 2 to 3:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

So much more than our acorn producers, learn about the value, history, and garden importance of oaks with Curator Andrew Bunting. 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.

November 12

Nature's Narratives: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Scott Horticulture Library

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.

With deep compassion and graceful prose, botanist and professor of plant ecology Robin Wall Kimmerer encourages readers to consider the ways that our lives and language weave through the natural world in Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. A mesmerizing storyteller, she shares legends from her Potawatomi ancestors to illustrate the culture of gratitude in which we all should live.

The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Refreshments and coffee will be provided. RSVP online or call 610-328-8025.

Books will not be supplied, but one copy of each is available in the Scott Horticultural Library for check-out and members of the Scott Arboretum enjoy lending priviledges. Call to register 610-328-8025. Limited to 12.