THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

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December 12

Green Wreaths Workshops

Session A: Thursday, December 1, 2 to 4 pm CLOSED
Session B: Thursday, December 1, 7 to 9 pm SOLD OUT
Session C: Friday, December 2, 10 am to Noon CLOSED
Session D: Friday, December 2, 2 to 4 pm CLOSED
Wister Center

Create a unique and festive wreath with a variety of freshly cut greens. Our pre-wrapped, moss-filled frames allow for long-lasting decorations for your home and also make wonderful holiday gifts. Please bring pruners; we supply all other materials. Bring in your wreath frame from previous years to donate to the Holiday Sale. Limit 18 per session.

Members: $45 per session          Non-members: $55 per session

Registeration is closed.

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.

December 3

Scott Arboretum Selections: Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 3
11:30 am to 1 pm Members Shopping
1 to 3 pm Public Shopping
1 pm Berries and Bark Garden Tour
1:15 pm Storytime for kids
Wister Center

Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, long-lasting wreaths, living gifts, and fun for the whole family! In addition to locally collected greens, berries, and cones for decorating, you’re invited to free festivities throughout the day: roast marshmallows over the fire, create kids nature crafts, discover great living gifts with unique plants, and get advice from experts.

Finished wreaths designed by talented and experienced volunteers and staff at the Scott Arboretum will be available for purchase. Our wreaths are fresh and have been created using damp sphagnum moss. This technique has been selected to ensure long-lasting wreaths. Our site for this event allows for creative winter displays and educational information about the greens being sold.

You’re invited! FREE festivities throughout the sale!

  • Roast marshmallows over the fire
  • Enjoy hot cider, chocolate, and holiday fare
  • Create kids nature crafts: STORYTIME at 1:15 pm
  • Discover great living gifts and unique plants
  • Take BERRIES AND BARK GARDEN TOUR at 1 pm
  • Get decorating inspiration with locally collected greens, berries, and cones; and advice from experts

Entrance is free and the public is welcome!

December 7

Nature's Narratives: We Made a Garden

Wednesday, December 7, 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.

We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading gardener of the 1960s, and her husband Walter transformed an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden, still open to the public at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England. A quirky classic, this book details her creation of a landmark cottage garden, as well as her battles, in the process, with her husband who preferred the standard suburban approach.

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.

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.

December 7

Green Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, December 7, 6:45 to 8 pm
Wister Center

Learn from Julie Jenney a number of ways to reduce toxic chemicals around your house (and your watershed) by creating your very own green cleaning kit! We will make safe and wonderful smelling products as part of our educational experience in this hands-on workshop. Each participant will create and take home an all-purpose cleaner as well as a jar of scouring powder. Limit 12 per class.

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.