“garden of ideas”
to sustain the body, enchant the eye, and soothe the spirit

Plan Your Visit

Find directions, information on parking, tours, and view an interactive map.

Winter Celebration

Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends. Learn how caves have been used by people and animals for thousands of years for shelter, burials, religious ceremonies, links to the underworld, and art with Thomas Hawkins. Engage in great conversation during the delightfully casual reception with tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with wine, beer, and cocktails.

Take a
Virtual Tour

Explore the gardens before you arrive. Explore by:

  • season
  • collections
  • gardens

From Our Blog: Garden Seeds

Find a Plant with the Arboretum Navigator

Locate woody plants (shrubs & trees), dedicated benches, and create personalized tours using our searchable database.

Sign Up for the Scott Arboretum Newsletter


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA, 19081, http://www.scottarboretum.org/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Upcoming Events

woody-plant-conference-1

Support the Arboretum

Enjoy access to more horticultural lectures, unlimited access to our horticultural library (full of over 1,300 books and thousands of magazines and catalogs), as well as trips to other beautiful gardens across our globe by becoming a Scott Associate.