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

Grounds Reopen June 7

Beginning June 7th, 2021, we are pleased to welcome you to enjoy the gardens once again!

For your convenience the restrooms of the Wister Center will be accessible Monday to Friday between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Access to all other indoor facilities will remain restricted to authorized students, faculty, and staff members only. Complete statement from Swarthmore College COVID-19 Planning Group here. 

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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