THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

General Visitor Information

Arboretum Hours

The Arboretum grounds are open every day dawn to dusk; admission is free. The Arboretum Offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please call the Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 during business hours.

Maps of the Gardens

Download our Intro Tour brochure. Explore our complete collection of brochures and maps of the garden.

Membership

The Associates of the Scott Arboretum, an active membership organization, aids the Arboretum's efforts through financial and volunteer support. Membership benefits include the Hybrid, the Arboretum's quarterly newsletter, invitations to special gardening events, discounts on educational events and at local businesses, and two plant dividends a year. Visit the membership page for specifics.

Educational Programs

Horticultural activities for home and professional gardeners are offered including lectures, guided tours, conferences, workshops, short courses, and trips. Scott Associates automatically receive a Schedule of Events; copies are also available at the Arboretum Offices and online.

Horticultural Library

The Arboretum Offices house a library with over 1,300 garden-related books; hundreds of magazines, catalogs, newsletters; and a collection of brochures from gardens world-wide. Search our online card catalog at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/ScottArboretum. Library visitors who need special assistance visiting or using the library should contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025, or via e-mail. Members of the Scott Associates have free borrowing privileges; all are welcome to use books on site.

Special Events

Special events are held such a biennial fall plant sale in odd numbered years, annaul Spring and Fall Festivals, and the Winter Celebration. Visit the events page for complete details.

Tours

The Scott Arboretum offers regularly scheduled staff- and volunteer-led tours. Groups of ten or more interested in a guided tour should contact the Offices at 610-328-8025 or scott@swarthmore.edu. Click here to download Guidelines for Group Tours or Policies for Self-guided tours.

Internship Opportunities

A one-year internship for an individual pursuing a career in public horticulture as well as summer horticultural internships are available. See the Internship Program for more details.