West Garden

In 2006, Gil and Barbara Kemp endowed the maintenance of the house and garden at 550 Elm Avenue. This property has traditionally served as home to the Vice-President of Development for Swarthmore College. The garden was named in honor of Dan and Sidney West. Dan West served as Swarthmore College's vice-president of development for over 10 years. Overgrown declining plants were replaced with choice small trees such as a paper bark maple, a ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud, as well as shrubs such as inkberry hollies, beautybushes, and rhododendrons. The garden serves as an example of a residential garden with shrub and perennials borders, seasonal containers, and specimen shade and ornamental trees

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