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September 7

Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale Campus Tour

Thursday, September 7, 5:30 to 7 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

See the plants of the Scott Arboretum Selections (SAS): Fall Sale growing in the garden. Scott Arboretum staff will lead a tour throughout campus showcasing where and why to plant the all-star selections of the SAS: Fall Sale. 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.

September 13

Nature's Narratives: The Hidden Life of Trees

Wednesday, September 13, 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.

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees,forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

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

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.

September 14

Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale On-the-Field Tour

Thursday, September 14, Noon to 1 pm
Tours depart from the Cunningham Field (SAS: Fall Sale Field).

Scott Arboretum staff will lead a tour through the sales yard showcasing the all-star selections of the Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale. Learn why they have been selected as great performers and why you might want to add them to your garden.

This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin on the Cunningham Fields 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.

September 1517

Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale

Friday, September 15, 4 to 8 pm: Special Friends Preview Party
Saturday, September 16, 10 am to Noon: Member Shopping
Saturday, September 16, Noon to 3 pm: Public Shopping
Sunday, September 17, 11 am to 2 pm: Public Shopping
Cunningham Field

Scott Arboretum Selections (SAS) Sales include hard-to-find plant performers that thrive in Delaware Valley gardens. We have selected unusual plants that are ideal for use and planting during the fall. Join us on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 to shop this unique collection and add some wow to your garden.

The 2017 Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale will be held on the Cunningham Field on the Swarthmore College campus (near Route 320 on College Avenue).  Free admission and parking is available. This sale will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.

The 2017 SAS: Fall Sale Handbook contains a listing of all sale plants along with detailed cultural information. It also offers suggestions for specific gardening needs, such as the best plants for attracting butterflies or hummingbirds, and drought resistant plant choices. A Connoisseur's Choice section highlights rare, hard-to-find or just released plant selections that will be available at the Sale. This is a must-have handbook that will undoubtedly be added to the home reference library. The handbook is free to download from www.scottarboretum.org after July 31st.