“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.

Delco Arts Week

Celebrate Delco Arts Week (Sept. 30 to Oct.8) at the Scott Arboretum with workshops and virtual lectures about botanical art.

Take a
Virtual Tour

Explore the gardens before you arrive. Explore by:

  • season
  • collections
  • gardens

Upcoming Events

Find a Plant with the Arboretum Explorer

Locate woody plants (shrubs & trees), dedicated benches, and campus amenities using our interactive map.

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Lunchtime Tour

Take a break and walk the garden grounds to see the Arboretum in bloom during every season.

From the Blog

  • Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gibraltar’ – bush clover We tend to think of the year broken into four distinct ...

  • Guest Author: Wylie Lapp, Public Horticulture Intern Chelone lyonii ‘Armtipp02’ (Tiny Tortuga turtlehead) Summer is full...

  • Guest Authors: Devin Dawson and Fabienne Adler, 2023 Summer Interns As we summer interns prepare to say goodbye to the S...

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.