THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Plant Sale Events

Before the Sale
During the Sale
Volunteering at the Sale

Before the Sale

All of these events are free and open to the public. Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum offices. In case of inclement weather, tours are cancelled. Sale plants growing on campus will be marked with blue “Featured at the 2013 Plant Sale” labels in May 2013.

Plant Sale Highlights Tour
Saturday, September 7, 3 to 4:30 pm

Plant Sale Highlights Tour II
Thursday, September 12, 5:30 to 7 pm

During the Sale

Friday, Sept. 20
4 to 8 pm
Special Friends' Preview

To become a Plant Sale Special Friend and attend our preview reception with first chance to shop, contact the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 or scott@swarthmore.edu
Saturday, Sept. 21
10 am to Noon
Scott Associate Shopping
Scott Associates must show their membership cards for admission. If you have lost or misplaced your card, or would like to become a member, please contact the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 or scott@swarthmore.edu or click here.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Noon to 4 pm
Public Shopping
Shopping is open to the public.
Saturday, Sept. 21
11 am to 2:30 pm
Design Studio Session
Sign-up for free 30 minute session with professional landscape designers during the sale.
Sunday, Sept. 22
11 am to 3 pm
Public Shopping
Shopping is open to the public.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Noon to 2:30 pm
Design Studio Session
Sign-up for free 30 minute session with professional landscape designers during the sale.

During all sale hours, Plant Experts will be available. Our Plant Experts volunteer throughout the Plant Sale to help answer questions about your plants and help you find the best plants for your needs. They all wear vests with "Plant Expert" on them. Please feel free to consult with them.

Volunteering at the Sale

Volunteer at the Plant Sale and help the Arboretum fulfill its mission of getting great gardening plants in home gardens. Volunteers are needed to help during the set-up week before the sale, break-down of the Plant Sale field after the sale, and during the sale itself. Volunteers can work on particular committees such as: woody plants, perennials, houseplants, etc.

Individuals who volunteer for six or more hours at the Plant Sale receive a plant sale voucher to be used at the end of the sale on Sunday, Sept.22 from 2 to 3 pm. To learn more or to volunteer, contact the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025 or scott@swarthmore.edu.

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities at the Scott Arboretum click here.