THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Lilacs

The lilac collection is the oldest collection at the Arboretum, located between the Meetinghouse and the Arboretum offices. A grassy path and lilac allée connect the two buildings. The group of almost 90 plants reaches its peak in May when the sweet scented blooms open and fill the air with their perfume. Many of the cultivars in the collection are from the original planting, including old French selections as well as massive tree lilacs. Pictured below: The lilac collection along College Ave., Syringa pekinensis

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