THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

February 2018

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February 1

Wanderings at One: Landscapes of Portugal in Sintra, the Douro Valley, and Lisbon: A Preview of the 2018 Scott Associates Trip

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

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!

Travel with Claire Sawyers, director, on her scouting trip for the upcoming Scott Associates international garden trip! Whether or not you are considering going on the trip, come see some spectacular palace gardens, unique places and garden features, cork oak forests, and the amazing terracing for grape and olive tree culture in the Douro Valley.

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 throughout the world. Held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

WEATHER CANCELATIONS: To learn if the college has canceled activities or will open late, please call the Swarthmore Weather Emergency Hotline: 610-328-8228.


PARKING INFORMATION:  Please note parking regulations on campus and read posted college and Swarthmore Borough signs carefully.

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS

  • On-street (one side of street only): Cedar Lane, Elm Avenue, Walnut Lane, Ogden Avenue, College Avenue
  • Arboretum lot on College Ave by Wister Center
  • Visitor spaces in Ben West lot off of Route 320

RESTRICTED PARKING
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • The lot on the southeast corner of College Ave and Route 320 is for faculty/staff only during the hours listed above.
  • The lots off of Whittier Place are primarily for faculty/staff; a few visitor spaces are available with limited time.

Swarthmore College tickets are $30 for parking illegally in faculty/staff-designated campus spaces. Please note that if you have a Swarthmore College parking hang tag, you cannot park in visitor spaces with the hang tag visible.

February 8

Wanderings at One: Landscapes and Gardens of Spain, Scotland, and England

Thursday, February 8, 1 to 2 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!

Experience the gardens, culture, and architecture of three unique countries with former Scott Education Intern Alexis Bacon! She traveled to Spanish sites such as the Alhambra, the Great Mosque, and the Gardens of the Alcázar; and toured England and Scotland, stopping by places such as Kew Gardens and Arundel Castle.

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 throughout the world. Held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

WEATHER CANCELATIONS: To learn if the college has canceled activities or will open late, please call the Swarthmore Weather Emergency Hotline: 610-328-8228.


PARKING INFORMATION:  Please note parking regulations on campus and read posted college and Swarthmore Borough signs carefully.

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS

  • On-street (one side of street only): Cedar Lane, Elm Avenue, Walnut Lane, Ogden Avenue, College Avenue
  • Arboretum lot on College Ave by Wister Center
  • Visitor spaces in Ben West lot off of Route 320

RESTRICTED PARKING
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • The lot on the southeast corner of College Ave and Route 320 is for faculty/staff only during the hours listed above.
  • The lots off of Whittier Place are primarily for faculty/staff; a few visitor spaces are available with limited time.

Swarthmore College tickets are $30 for parking illegally in faculty/staff-designated campus spaces. Please note that if you have a Swarthmore College parking hang tag, you cannot park in visitor spaces with the hang tag visible.

February 14

Nature's Narratives: The Soul of an Octopus

Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Scott Horticutural 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.

Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.

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.

February 15

Wanderings at One: June in Poland and Former East Germany

Thursday, February 15, 1 to 2 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!

Travel with Jeff Jabco, director of grounds and coordinator of horticulture, as he retraces his 2016 trip to old and new gardens in the former East Berlin and East Germany, and then on to Poznan and Warsaw in Poland. Jeff traveled with the International Clematis Society, whose trips are full of gardens, nurseries, and natural areas, and are attended by people 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 throughout the world. Held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

WEATHER CANCELATIONS: To learn if the college has canceled activities or will open late, please call the Swarthmore Weather Emergency Hotline: 610-328-8228.


PARKING INFORMATION:  Please note parking regulations on campus and read posted college and Swarthmore Borough signs carefully.

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS

  • On-street (one side of street only): Cedar Lane, Elm Avenue, Walnut Lane, Ogden Avenue, College Avenue
  • Arboretum lot on College Ave by Wister Center
  • Visitor spaces in Ben West lot off of Route 320

RESTRICTED PARKING
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • The lot on the southeast corner of College Ave and Route 320 is for faculty/staff only during the hours listed above.
  • The lots off of Whittier Place are primarily for faculty/staff; a few visitor spaces are available with limited time.

Swarthmore College tickets are $30 for parking illegally in faculty/staff-designated campus spaces. Please note that if you have a Swarthmore College parking hang tag, you cannot park in visitor spaces with the hang tag visible.

February 16

Horticulture Seminar: Witch Hazel Family

Friday, February 16, 10 am to 3 pm
Snow Date: Friday, February 23
Wister Center

Join Curator, Mary Tipping, for an in-depth look into the beautiful world of Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family. Through classroom discussion and explorations in the collections we will get a close look at this diverse family of trees and shrubs and how to effectively use them in the landscape. Participants will receive thorough plant fact sheets on each plant covered in class. We will have a 30-minute break for lunch; please bring your own (morning snacks will be provided). Dress for weather and walking through the collections to see the witch hazels in bloom! Limit 30.


Members: $30                   Non-members: $40

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 22

Wanderings at One: Gardens of the Netherlands: From Palace Gardens to the Dutch Wave

Thursday, February 22, 1 to 2 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!

Experience Dutch private and public gardens in a range of styles! Melita Schmeckpeper, education intern, will share photos from her 2017 trip, during which she toured a variety of naturalistic gardens (including Piet Oudolf’s private garden at Hummelo), visited the formal gardens of Het Loo Palace, and explored Amsterdam and Groningen. Expect everything from lovely prairie-style gardens to green roofs perched atop houseboats!

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 throughout the world. Held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

WEATHER CANCELATIONS: To learn if the college has canceled activities or will open late, please call the Swarthmore Weather Emergency Hotline: 610-328-8228.


PARKING INFORMATION:  Please note parking regulations on campus and read posted college and Swarthmore Borough signs carefully.

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS

  • On-street (one side of street only): Cedar Lane, Elm Avenue, Walnut Lane, Ogden Avenue, College Avenue
  • Arboretum lot on College Ave by Wister Center
  • Visitor spaces in Ben West lot off of Route 320

RESTRICTED PARKING
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • The lot on the southeast corner of College Ave and Route 320 is for faculty/staff only during the hours listed above.
  • The lots off of Whittier Place are primarily for faculty/staff; a few visitor spaces are available with limited time.

Swarthmore College tickets are $30 for parking illegally in faculty/staff-designated campus spaces. Please note that if you have a Swarthmore College parking hang tag, you cannot park in visitor spaces with the hang tag visible.