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

Coronavirus Update

To mitigate 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 as well as wearing a mask. 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

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Scott Arboretum at Home

Experience a moment of serenity at home through Scott Arboretum’s digital learning. Check-in every Wednesday to see what we are discovering this week!

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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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