THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Special Friends

What is a Special Friend?
How do I become a Special Friend?
Special Friend Preview Party


What is a Special Friend?

Special Friends of the Plant Sale help underwrite the costs of staging the sale. The Plant Sale is the main fundraising and educational event staged by the Associates to benefit the Arboretum and has drawn 1,500 to 2,000 participants in past years. These successful sales have been held biennially since 1979, allowing the Arboretum to directly fulfill its mission by getting good garden plants into the hands of home gardeners.

As a Special Friend, we acknowledge your financial support by inviting you to the Special Friends' Preview Party on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 pm. This provides you with an opportunity to be the first to shop at the Plant Sale as well as to enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Special Friends who submitt their support by April will also appear in the in the Plant Sale Handbook.

The assistance we receive from Special Friends is crucial to the success of this event. Thank you for considering the opportunity to show your support for the event and the efforts of the 200-plus volunteers who make it happen.

 

How do I become a Special Friend?

You can become a Gold or Silver Special Friend. Simply donate $150 for Gold and $75 for Silver to the Associates of the Scott Arboretum. We invite you to make your donation and pick up your tickets at the gate on Friday night. Gold level Special Friends receive four donor passes and Silver level receive two donor passes to the Preview Party.

 

Special Friend Preview Party

As a Special Friend, we acknowledge your financial support by inviting you to the Special Friends' Preview Party on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 pm. This provides you with an opportunity to be the first to shop at the Plant Sale as well as enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Gold Special Friends receive four donor passes and Silver level receive two donor passes to the Preview Party.