THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

February 2017

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February 2

Wanderings at One: Italy: The Rest of the Story

Thursday, February, 2, 1 to 2 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

After the Scott Associates Tuscany Garden Tour, Charles Cresson and Sharee Solow extended their trip by another 14 days, absorbing Italian culture and several gardens along the way. Come hear about their adventures in Venice, Sorrento, Amalfi and all around Rome.

Free and open to the public, Wanderings at One 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 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

 

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and college campus map.
  • 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 weekdays.

    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 possible.

February 8

Nature's Narratives: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural 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.

Frans de Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed in Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?. De Waal’s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal―and human―intelligence.

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.

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.

February 9

Wanderings at One: June in Former East Germany and Poland

Thursday, February 9, 1 to 2 pm CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Travel with Jeff Jabco as he retraces his trip in 2016 to old and new gardens in the former East Berlin and East Germany, and then on to Poznan and Warsaw, Poland. Jeff travelled with the International Clematis Society which is known for trips full of gardens, nurseries, natural areas, and attendees from all around the world.

Free and open to the public, Wanderings at One 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 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER.

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and college campus map.
  • 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 weekdays.

    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 possible.

February 15

Green Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 5 to 6:15 pm
Wister Center

Learn from Julie Jenney a number of ways to reduce toxic chemicals around your house (and your watershed) by creating your very own green cleaning kit! We will make safe and wonderful smelling products as part of our educational experience in this hands-on workshop. Each participant will create and take home an all-purpose cleaner as well as a jar of scouring powder. Limit 12 per class.

 

Members: $20                   Non-members: $30

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. Please provide us with your email so we have a way to notify you regarding scheduling changes.
  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.

February 16

Wanderings at One: Come Fly with Me: Visions of the Earth and Sky

Thursday, Feburary 16, 1 to 2 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Bob Goren always chooses a window seat when flying. He finds the unfolding beautiful vistas of the sky, clouds, and land beneath help to pass the time better than a first run movie or a "delicious” meal. Recognizing the sights can also bring back memories of visits to some of those areas. Come and view the beauty of the sky and earth, as seen from the air and from the ground.

Free and open to the public, Wanderings at One 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 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

 

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and college campus map.
  • 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 weekdays.

    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 possible.

February 23

Wanderings at One: Cuba: A Country on the Verge

Thursday, Feburary 23, 1 to 2 pm
*Chang Hou Hall in the Science Center*

Lenny Wilson's time in Cuba depicts a unique perspective on working botanic gardens, community gardens, and arts cultures with the people who make them thrive.

Free and open to the public, Wanderings at One 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 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

 

Important Parking Information:

  • A map of suggested on-street parking and college campus map.
  • 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 weekdays.

    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 possible.

February 24

Renovating a Garden

Friday, February 24, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Wister Center

Every garden has an aesthetic lifespan and every gardener knows there is a time when the garden needs to be rejuvenated. Elizabeth Haegele, owner of Fine Garden Creations, will present ideas, plans, and solutions to renovate gardens of all sizes and styles. Her illustrated presentation will also include before and after photographs to show what a difference a renewed garden can make as well as rejuvenative pruning techniques on common older garden plants such as lilacs and rhododendrons. There will be time at the end of class for questions and answers to help inspire you to make some exciting changes to your garden. Limit 30.
Members: $20                   Non-members: $30

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. Please provide us with your email so we have a way to notify you regarding scheduling changes.
  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.