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

Grounds Closed Until Further Notice

Effective Aug. 31, Swarthmore College/Scott Arboretum will close the campus to visitors until further notice. This restriction includes College grounds, the Crum Woods, playing fields, and tennis courts. Please see the letter below from Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith to our neighbors in the Borough of Swarthmore and beyond. More info.

Plan Your Visit

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

Scott Arboretum at Home

Experience a moment of serenity at home through Scott Arboretum’s digital learning. Check-in every Friday 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.