THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

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June 2015

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June 8

Green Roof Tour

Monday, June 8, 4:30 to 6 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Learn about the inner workings, benefits, and beauty of green roofs while exploring the three different roofs we have at the Arboretum. Please note the level of difficulty on these tours is higher than others we offer; a brisk walk and several steps are required to access each roof. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on the roofs.

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.

June 9

Excursion: The Complete High Line Experience

SOLD OUT
Tuesday, June 9, departs at 7 am
Departs from Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney to experience the High Line in its entirety – the third section was completed in September of 2014. On past trips to New York City we have paired the High Line with another site and it has always seemed a bit rushed. So for this trip we are giving about four hours to the High Line – allowing time to see all three sections at a leisurely pace and to have lunch at Chelsea Market.

The High Line, raised high above the meatpacking district in Manhattan, is inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape that grew on the railbed when the trains stopped running, and features drought-tolerant species of grasses and shrubs, with a focus on native plants. Each section has its own character, views, nooks and crannies to sit and take in the hustle and bustle of the city below (and along the High Line.) Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. It is said to be a neighborhood market with a global perspective. Travel by bus, lunch on your own. Limit 25.


Members: $90                   Non-members: $130

This event has sold out. To be added to this event's waitlist, please call the Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.

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.

June 14

Scott Associates Garden Day

Sunday, June 14, 2 to 7 pm
Malvern, PA

See glorious gardens created and maintained by gardeners like you and get tips from these gardeners at the Scott Associates Garden Day. Visit gardens in the Malvern area to learn about the plant combinations other gardeners are using. This is a great opportunity to see firsthand how gardens grow in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Admission is free for members; non-members can purchase tickets for $25 for adults and $15 for children.

 

If you have not receive a Garden Day booklet, start at:

Valley Forge Flowers

503 West Lancaster Ave

Wayne, PA 19087

June 17

Evening Highlight Tour

Wednesday, June 17, 7 to 8:30 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Explore the Scott Arboretum's plant collections with staff. 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.

June 18

Green Roof Tour

Thursday, June 18, 10:30 am to Noon
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Learn about the inner workings, benefits, and beauty of green roofs while exploring the three different roofs we have at the Arboretum. Please note the level of difficulty on these tours is higher than others we offer; a brisk walk and several steps are required to access each roof. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted on the roofs.

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.

June 20

Summer Solstice Beer Stroll

SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 20, 4 to 6 pm
Stroll departs from the Wister Center

Join the Hophound Production team, Chef Tony Sortino and Certified Cicerone® Alex Crowe, as we weave together three of our gardens while sampling beer and savoring delicious appetizers at each stop. Scott Arboretum staff will highlight what is in season in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden, John W. Nason Garden, and Isabelle Cosby Courtyard and at each stop we'll learn about two different beers paired with two different appetizers. A perfect combination to inspire the senses on the eve of the solstice! Limited to 25.

Members: $45                   Non-members: $55

This event has sold out. To be added to this event's waitlist, please call the Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.

 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.