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

Coronavirus Update

To migrate the possible spread of COVID-19, Swarthmore College facilities are closed to the public until further notice. When walking the grounds, please practice physical distancing by remaining six feet apart from others. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Swarthmore College practices and policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are subject to change with little to no notice based on local, state, and federal guidelines.  More information

Plan Your Visit

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

Branch Out

Join us for #BranchOut, a digital learning series from the Scott Arboretum. Improve your gardening skills with how-to tutorials, learn more with in-depth plant discussions, and explore with great kid and family nature activities. Check-in every Wednesday to see what we are discovering this week!

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.

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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.