THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

April 2015

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April 2

The Terroir of Wine

SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 2, 7 to 9 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Terroir, "land" in French, is defined as, "the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products such as wine, coffee, chocolate, hops, tomatoes, heritage wheat, and tea." Join wine collector and educator Joseph Buchter as he guides us through paired tastings while highlighting the terroir of each wine. The tasting will include four pairings of unique and idiosyncratic wines, light snacks, and an expert to enlighten the group on the enjoyment of wine. Joseph has an advanced certificate from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a definite enthusiasm for the craft of wine making! Limited to 34.


Members: $40                   Non-members: $50

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.

April 9

Special Members Event with Tim Boland

Thursday, April 9, 5 to 8 pm
Scott Arboretum

A special evening for special members with former intern Tim Boland, who has gone on to do great things! Now Executive Director of the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha's Vineyard, Tim will share stories from a trip collecting natives in the Ozarks. He has returned to Scott many times to give programs and reconnect; some will recall his fabulous presentation at the Winter Celebration in 2009. Come for drinks; learn from Tim; stay for the social.

Invitations will be mailed in March; to become an upper category level member so you don't miss this event, please contact the Scott offices at 610-328-8025.

April 11

Arboretum Highlight Tour

Saturday, April 11, 3 to 4:30 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

April 15

Hands-on Seed Propagation

Wednesday, April 15, 7 to 9 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Chanticleer assistant horticulturist David Mattern will return for an in-depth look at all there is to know about seed propagation! Discover the different parts of a seed, how seeds form, develop, and mature on plants, and how seeds differ from plant to plant – be it oak acorns to zinnia seeds. Also covered: seed collection, cleaning, scarifying, stratifying, media used, moisture levels, and germination. Limited to 24.


Members: $25                   Non-members: $35

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.

April 18

Sakura-Matsuri: Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Scott Arboretum

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Saturday, April 18, 4:30 to 6 pm
Cherry Border (Rain Location: Wister Center)

Join Director Claire Sawyers, who lived in Japan for six years, to marvel at our beautiful cherries and learn about their importance to Japanese culture. A sushi box, sake, and other refreshments will be enjoyed in the Cherry Border. Limited to 25. Not available for online registration, please call 610-328-8025 to register for Sakura-Matsuri and request either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian sushi box.

Members: $20                   Non-members: $30

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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.

April 25

Arbor Day Open House

Saturday, April 25, 10 am to 1 pm
Gillespie Room, Wister Center

Bring the family to the Scott Arboretum to receive a free sapling tree (one per family while supplies last), and enjoy refreshments and a scavenger hunt through the arboretum. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about trees, gardening, and the Arboretum.

Free and open to the public.

April 28

Green Roof Tour

Tuesday, April 28, 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.

April 30

Crum Creek Clean-up

Thursday, April 30, 9 am to Noon
James R. Frorer Holly Collection

Join the Scott Arboretum staff, Arboretum volunteers, Swarthmore students, and community members to beautify the space used by the whole community: the Crum Creek. Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash, install water bars, and remove log jams throughout Crum Creek and its surrounding areas on the Scott Arboretum grounds. Please call 610-328-8025 to sign up as a volunteer. Dress appropriately for outdoor work.