THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

March 2015

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March 5

Travels at 12:30: Denver: Gardening at a Mile High Plus

Thursday, March 5, 12:30 to 1:30 pm CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Rescheduled: Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Experience the plant life at a mile plus above sea level with Becky Robert, PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator. Hike trails through Colorado Springs and Vail. Enjoy the abundant gardens of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens. See delights alpine gardening has to offer.

Free and open to the public, Travels at 12:30 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 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

Click here for complete 2015 Travels at 12:30 schedule.

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and directions for walking to lecture sites.

  • Parking on Elm Avenue near Whittier Place would be a walk of approximately three blocks to the Lang Performing Arts Center.

  • Please note all posted Borough and Swarthmore College signs. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

  • Also, please note visitor parking is very restricted in the DuPont parking lot during the weekday.

    WEATHER NOTICE: In the event of inclement weather - call 610-328-8228 - the campus weather hotline. If the college is closed, the lecture will be cancelled. If the college is open, or has a delayed opening, the lecture will take place. In the event that the college is open but the lecturer can not make it, we will update this site as soon as we can.

March 8

Walk with the Curator: Witch hazels and plants in Hamamelidaceae

Sunday, March 8, 3 to 4:30 pm
Departs from the Scott Arboretum offices.

Looking for some colorful winter blooms? Look no further than Hamaelidaceae. Explore our extensive collection with Curator Andrew Bunting and learn about this genera, their history and importance to the arboretum collections. 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.

 

March 12

Travels at 12:30: Summer Gardens of Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley

Thursday, March 12, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

In June- July 2014, 20 Scott Associates visited 18 gardens in 11 days on a tour of France. Gardens, large and small, modern and traditional, public and private were visited and will be revisited in this program; all were exceptional gardens! Come see with Claire Sawyers, director.

Free and open to the public, Travels at 12:30 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 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

Click here for complete 2015 Travels at 12:30 schedule.

 

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and directions for walking to lecture sites.

  • Parking on Elm Avenue near Whittier Place would be a walk of approximately three blocks to the Lang Performing Arts Center.

  • Please note all posted Borough and Swarthmore College signs. The Scott Arboretum is not responsible for parking citations incurred during programs.

  • Also, please note visitor parking is very restricted in the DuPont parking lot during the weekday.

    |WEATHER NOTICE: In the event of inclement weather - call 610-328-8228 - the campus weather hotline. If the college is closed, the lecture will be cancelled. If the college is open, or has a delayed opening, the lecture will take place. In the event that the college is open but the lecturer can not make it, we will update this site as soon as we can.

March 15

Scott Associates Spring Celebration

Sunday, March 15, 4 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center

Join us Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm at the Lang Performing Arts Center to hear the dynamic Kris Jarantoski the 2015 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award speak about issues he is passionate about and how these passions have shaped his life. Kris Jarantoski has made outstanding contributions to the science and art of gardening including establishing an internship program to train future garden professionals which has become the model for public gardens today as well as taking the Chicago Botanic Garden from a fledgling garden to one of the great gardens of the world.


Join us for a champagne toast and hor d’oeuvers following Kris Jarantoski’s presentation. The program is free and open to the public.

Walk-ins the day of the event are welcome. Please visit the registration table to sign in and receive a name tag.


In the words of Sophia Shaw, President and CEO of Chicago Botanic Garden, “So much of what the Chicago Botanic Garden is, and what public gardens are today, have been influenced by Kris.” He “ . . . began a career that would help to transform the young Garden into one of the great living museums of the world.”

With a BS in Ornamental Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in Ornamental Horticulture/Botany, University of Minnesota-St. Paul, Kris Jarantoski began as Assistant Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden in 1977. He went on to receive an MBA in Business Management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and attended the Museum Management Institute at the University of California-Berkeley. While advancing his studies, Kris advanced at the Garden from Assistant Horticulturist to Horticulturist, to Assistant Director, to Deputy Director, to his current position of Executive Vice President and Director.

Soon after arriving at the Garden, Kris launched an internship program to train future garden professionals. “Nearly 500 horticulturists have passed through what many consider to be the model for current garden intern programs.” Kris has been involved in the planning and construction of the entire Chicago Botanic Garden, including its 26 display gardens and four natural areas. He has personally brought in 9,360 accessions to the Garden.

June 2014 brought Kris two prestigious distinctions: the American Public Gardens Association named him an Honorary Life Member, and the Garden’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the new production area the Kris Jarantoski Campus.

Casey Sclar, Executive Director, American Public Gardens Association noted “Kris’ service to the Association for almost four decades is a beacon of leadership for others to emulate. He not only has taken the Chicago Botanic Garden from fledgling garden to one of the great gardens of the world, but has lifted the entire profession along the way with his charismatic positive grace.”

“Kris isn’t simply knowledgeable; he is a fine and polished speaker whose wonderful smile and sense of humor entertain his audiences while they enjoy learning all he has to teach.” – Barbara Whitney Carr, retired President and CEO Chicago Botanic Garden

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College proudly awards the 2015 Scott Medal and Award to Kris Jarantoski.

Walk-ins the day of the event are welcome. Please visit the registration table to sign in and receive a name tag.

March 27

Hydrangeas: New Introductions and Their Lesser Known Relatives

SOLD OUT
Friday, March 27, 9 am to Noon
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Join curator Andrew Bunting to learn about the exciting new hydrangeas that have been introduced over the last ten years. Other fascinating and must-have plants in the hydrangea family, such as Platycrater, Deinanthe, and Dichroa will be covered as well. In addition to a detailed presentation, participants will receive invaluable plant fact sheets on the plants discussed. Limited to 30.
Members: $15                   Non-members: $25     

This event has sold out. To be added to this event's waitlist, please call the Arboretum offices at 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.

March 28

Workshop: Arranging from the Garden

Saturday, March 28, 10 to 11:30 am
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Learn how to bring highlights from your garden into your home with local, award-winning, certified floral designer Valerie McLaughlin. Valerie will demonstrate two techniques, first how to make a container out of bark, and then out of branches. Participants will choose one to make on their own and fill with freshly cut seasonal foliage and flowers. And the best part is, you'll be able to re-use your one-of-a-kind container! Price includes all materials but feel free to bring some favorites from your garden to add to what will be a natural, whimsical arrangement. Limited to 20.


Members $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.