THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

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December 45

Green Wreath Workshops

Session A: Thursday, December 4, 2 to 4:30 pm
Session B: Thursday, December 4, 6:30 to 9 pm SOLD OUT
Session C: Friday, December 5, 9:30 am to Noon
Session D: Friday, December 5, 1:30 to 4 pm SOLD OUT
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Create a unique and festive wreath with a variety of freshly cut greens. Our moss-filled frames allow for long-lasting decorations for your home and also make wonderful holiday gifts. Please bring pruners and plastic (dish) gloves. We supply all other materials. Bring in your wreath frames from previous years to donate to the Holiday Greens Sale. Limited to 20 per session.
Members: $40 per session         
Non-members: $50 per session   

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.

December 6

Holiday Greens Sale

Saturday, December 6
10 to 11 am Members Only Shopping
11 am to 2 pm Public Shopping
Wister Center

Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, and long-lasting wreaths are all available at the Holiday Greens Sale. Entrance is free and the public is welcome!

Finished wreaths designed by the talented and experienced volunteers and staff at the Scott Arboretum will also be available for purchase. Our wreaths are fresh and have been created using damp sphagnum moss. This technique has been selected to ensure a long-lasting wreath. Customers have expressed delight and satisfaction upon finding that their wreaths have remained attractive well into January.

December 10

Nature's Narratives: Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Wednesday, December 10, 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.

Bernd Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven with Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too.

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.

December 13

Arboretum Highlights Tour

Saturday, December 13, 2 to 3:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with 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.