THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

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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