THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

June 2016

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June 1

Green Roof Tour

Wednesday, June 1, 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 2

Special Members Event: Todmorden

Thursday, June 2
Todmorden

The event this year will be held at Todmorden, the home and garden of Gena and Jim Scanlan and the former home of Arthur and Edith Scott.

Invitations with the time of the event will be mailed in early May; to become an upper category level member (Sponsor and above) so you don't miss this event, please contact the Scott offices at 610-328-8025.

June 16

Green Roof Tour

Thursday, June 16, Noon to 1 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 16

Brewing with Botanicals

Thursday, June 16, 7 to 8:30 pm
Wister Center

Home brewer Keith Sansoni will begin with the brewing process: equipment, raw ingredients, wort, fermentation, and packaging. He will then cover which herbs, spices, and flowers to use, and how to harvest them fresh and select them dry. Using botanicals in the brewing process will be discussed including aging beer, tea extracts, and tincture blending. This is a great class for homebrewers and for those who simply enjoy trying new and interesting beers. There will be time for tasting and evaluating the beer! Limit 25.


Members: $35                   Non-members: $45

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.
  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.

June 17

Van Trip: Ambler Arboretum, Meadowbrook Farm, and Bryn Athyn Cathedral

Friday, June 17, departs at 8:45 am
departs from Wister Center

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is a 187-acre-site that encompasses the Ambler Campus. The diverse grounds include beautifully designed gardens and impressive trees. Its three areas of focus are sustainability, the health benefits of gardens, and the history of women in horticulture, agriculture, and design. Horticulturist Kathryn Reber, former gardener for the Scott Arboretum, will be guiding our tour. Our second stop of the day will be Meadowbrook Farm to tour, lunch, and shop. Meadowbrook, in Jenkintown, is the legacy of J. Liddon Pennock, Jr. (1913-2003). Seven of the 25 acres contain the private house, display gardens, and garden center. In 2004 Meadowbrook Farm became a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Our final stop will be the awe-inspiring Bryn Athyn Cathedral overlooking the picturesque Pennypack Creek Valley in Bryn Athyn. To view the craftsmanship of the building inside and out, combined with the lovely gardens surrounding this impressive cathedral, will be the perfect close to our day. Our tour will be led by horticulturist Danielle Odhner. Travel by vans with Scott Arboretum staff. Bring your own lunch. Limit 27

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Members: $45                   Non-members: $85

Call 610-328-8025 to register.

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 one year 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.

June 19

Wellness Walk

Sunday, June 19, 2 to 3 pm
Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices and are free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by New Avenue Foundation


Wellness Walks at the Scott Arboretum are Sunday activity programs for young women and men with disabilities and their families. Get outside in the beautiful gardens of the Scott Arboretum. Explore the world of nature and learn about the plants all around us. Our goal is to provide an interesting outdoor and horticultural program that includes a social atmosphere.


Wellness Walks will have a specific agenda for each outing. Strolling through the gardens and learning about the environment will be a key component each Sunday, with social and educational activities tailored to the participants.
Wellness Walks is a true grassroots program where families come together to take advantage of the tremendous resource that the Scott Arboretum offers. Our families will work with Scott to create programs that work for people with disabilities.


Pre-registration with New Avenue Foundation is required. Please contact Jim Wurster at jim@newfdn.org or 610-328-3824 to learn more. An intake form will be emailed for you to complete and return to us. This is required prior to attending.

June 22

Evening Highlight Tour

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 to 8 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 29

Woody Plant Conference

Wednesday, June 29
Lang Performing Arts Center

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape. The conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Morris Arboretum, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum. The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Featured speakers include:

  • Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Peter is the author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot
  • Paula Shrewsbury, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
    Paula will speak on biological control for pest management
  • Rick Crowder, General Manager of Hawksridge Farms Nursery, a production nursery in the foothills of North Carolina
    Rick will share information about new plants and his travels to discover them.
  • Todd Forrest, the Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
    Todd will discuss lessons learned from more than 120 years of balancing nature and horticulture across NYBG’s 250-acre landscape in the Bronx.

For a complete brochure click here.

This annual conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and Tyler Arboretum.

The conference is geared to landscape professionals and avid amateur gardeners.

Continuing education units (CEUs) for PA and NJ landscape architects and International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists will be available.

http://www.woodyplantconference.org/index.html