THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

March 2017

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March 2

Wanderings at One: Antarctica's White Wilderness

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

Travel with Gail Hale to the frigid land of Antarctica to see the species that enjoy the snow and ice, including penguins, seals, and several birds species. During her stay, she visited an old research station and a Chilean Navy base.

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.

March 8

Nature's Narratives: Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction, and the Precarious Future of Wild Things

Wednesday, March 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.

In a world dominated by people and rapid climate change, species large and small are increasingly vulnerable to extinction. In Resurrection Science, journalist M. R. O'Connor explores the extreme measures scientists are taking to try and save them, from captive breeding and genetic management to de-extinction. Paradoxically, the more we intervene to save species, the less wild they often become.

The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Refreshments 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.

March 9

Wanderings at One: Bay of Fundy and Canadian Maritimes

Thursday, March 9, 1 to 2 pm
Chang Hou Hall, Science Center

*JUST ADDED*

After flying with Bob and Jan Goren, now join them on a car trip around the Bay of Fundy and its wonders, and through the Canadian Maritimes and Maine!

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.

March 15

Arboretum Highlight Tour

Wednesday, March 15, Noon to 1 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.

March 17

Horticulture Seminar: Captivating Conifers

Friday, March 17, 9 am to Noon
Wister Center

Join Curator Mary Tipping to learn everything you want to know about successfully growing the best conifers for our area! In addition to a detailed presentation, participants will receive invaluable plant fact booklets with color images of the plants discussed. 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.

March 19

Scott Associates Spring Celebration

Sunday, March 19, 4 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center

Join the Scott Associates for this exceptional event to honor the 2017 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, R. William Thomas, executive director of the Chanticleer Foundation. Bill came to Chanticleer after a 26-year career at Longwood Gardens where he worked in various roles in horticulture, design, and education. Since 2007, Bill has led the efforts of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, a collaboration of over 30 gardens in the area. Through this work, he has advanced the marketing efforts of public gardens, including many smaller gardens in the area. Bill has also initiated and led efforts through Chanticleer’s scholar program to encourage and support public garden leadership development nationally and internationally. Near and far, Bill continues to influence, encourage, and inspire.

Online registration is now closed for this event but you are still welcome to come as a "walk-in" where will have a table set-up for you to sign-in and get a name tag. If you plan to come as a walk-in, thank you for arriving by 3:45 so we can accommodate you.

March 22

Aromatherapy with Alexis Bacon

Wednesday, March 22, 6:45 to 8 pm SOLD OUT
Gillepie Room, Wister Center

Join Alexis Bacon, Education Intern, to learn about the fascinating world of aromatherapy. Essential oils can be used to ease aches and pains, heal cuts, calm arthritis, uplift and quiet the mind and soul, promote better sleep, and so much more! Participants will create their own gardener’s hand salve, and an aromatherapy blend of their choosing with the high-quality, organic oils provided. Limit 18.


Members: $15                   Non-members: $25

SOLD OUT

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 30

Walk with the Curator: Spring Highlights Tour

Thursday, March 30, Noon to 1 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Join Mary Tipping, Curator and Plant Recorder of the Scott Arboretum, for an in-depth look at the bounty of early spring through the eyes of the person responsible for curating the collection. Mary will discuss the most recent accessions acquired for the collection, why plants were removed from the collection and maybe should be removed from your garden, as well as the latest garden designs at the Scott Arboretum.

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.