THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

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February 4

Travels at Twelve ONE!: Gardens of the Hudson River Valley

Thursday, February 4, 1 pm
Lang Perfoming Art Center Cinema

Join Julie Jenney, Educational Programs Coordinator, as she reminisces about the popular trip to the Hudson River Valley in early June 2015. From Olana to Whethersfield to Innisfree and ten private gardens, you'll experience the lush, panoramic beauty of this spectacular region.

Free and open to the public, Travels 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 1:00-2:00 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 10

Nature's Narratives: What a Plant Knows

Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Scott Arboretum Horticulture 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.

What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz is a rare inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb.

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. RSVP online or call 610-328-8025.

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 11

Travels at Twelve ONE!: A Walk in the Crum Woods

Thursday, February 11, 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

The Crum Woods, the beloved and sometimes mysterious 200-acre forest comprising half of Swarthmore College campus, has an interesting history and is a haven for biodiversity. Crum Woods is home to a dazzling array of wildlife, including over 200 native and over 100 introduced plant species. Join Mike Rolli, crum woods restoration assistant, on a winter stroll to hear lost stories from the Crum, meet some lesser-known native plants, delight in the ephemeral beauty of mushrooms, and more.

Free and open to the public, Travels 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 18

Travels at Twelve ONE!: What We Saw in New Zealand, South Island

Thursday, February 18, 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Discover the beauty of Aotearoa, "land of the long white cloud, " with Bob Goren, Scott Associate. He will be focusing his presentation on his travels around the South Island of New Zealand, a lush and temperate land similar to the Pacific Northwest of this country. Whakauruuru (join together with) Bob for this
inspiring presentation!

Free and open to the public, Travels 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 1:00-2:00 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 25

Travels at Twelve ONE!: Summer in January: South Africa

Thursday, February 25, 1 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema

Travel with Jeff Jabco, director of grounds and coordinator of horticulture, on his 3-week visit to South Africa. Visit the wine-growing region of Stellenbosch, Cape Town's famous Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, and the "banana belt" area of Durban on the Indian Ocean. Then, travel inland to hike (vicariously!) in the Drakensberg Mountains, on an elephant safari in Addo National Park, and drive across the Karoo desert. The diversity of plants that are native only to specific regions of South Africa are what make this country of such interest to botanists and gardeners!

Free and open to the public, Travels 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.