July 2015

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July 17

Woody Plant Conference

Friday, July 17, 8 am to 5 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center

This popular conference, now in its 18th year, is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and the Tyler Arboretum. Brochures will be sent to registrants of previous years.

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July 19

Walk with the Curator: Hydrangeas

Sunday, July 19, 3 to 4:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Explore the breath and beauty of Hydrangeas. A staple in the American garden, curator Andrew Bunting will discuss these garden gems, their history and importance to the arboretum collections and your garden. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. Also learn about some of the great selections available at the 2015 Scott Arboretum Plant Sale.

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.

July 23

Garden Excursion in Sussex County, Delaware

Thursday, July 23, departs at 7:30 am
Tours depart from the Wister Center

This trip with Julie Jenney is still in the works but two awesome locations have been confirmed – Mill Pond Garden is a Delaware non-profit corporation located on Red Mill Pond and may be one of the smallest botanic gardens at one half acre. It has mature trees, great vistas, beautiful water frontage, and considerable privacy. This romantic-style garden was designed by the owner, Michael Zajic, former Horticultural Supervisor of Brookside Gardens in Maryland, and current President of the non-profit Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc. Mill Pond Garden includes a lovely Koi pond, stream and waterfalls, gazebo, three large separate gardens, and an abundance of native plants mixed with choice ornamental plants. The second confirmed destination is Pepper’s Greenhouses which is filled with countless unusual plants. After plant buying, we’ll also have a private tour of their home garden! Julie still has some ideas up her sleeve for this trip, so stay tuned for more information on our website. Travel by bus, lunch included. Limit 25.

Members: $95                   Non-members: $135


A terrific incentive to become a member! Excursions with the Scott Associates are a member benefit; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 year-long Individual Membership to the Scott Associates.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems.
  • No refunds are available for day bus trips or At Home Series.