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December 2021

Scott Arboretum Holiday Sale

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, long-lasting wreaths, living gifts, and free fun for the whole family! In-person shopping will be offered in the Wister Center Parking Lot with limited availability of crafted items.  Complete details about pick-up Scott Arboretum Holiday Pre-sale items will be emailed the week of…

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Free

Lunchtime Tour: Berries and Bark

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Gold Winterberry

Take your lunch break in the garden with our in-person lunchtime tours. Horticulturist Josh Coceano will highlight the berries and bark adding interest in the winter garden.  This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
books

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in their reading experience. Lauded…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Connecting People with Plants: Revitalizing Urban Spaces through Horticulture

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Leah Blanton will be discussing the unique opportunity the PHS Public Landscapes team has in Philadelphia to infuse underutilized sites with interesting plantings, push a naturalistic aesthetic that highlights natives and biodiversity, and create dynamic spaces for people to interact with the city in new…

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Virtual Lunchtime Tour: December Garden Glory

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
Gold Winterberry

Take your lunch break virtually by exploring beauty of the winter garden.  Join us on this virtual tour on our facebook page and watch the recording on our YouTube page. 

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Canceled

Garden Grooving Family Yoga Class

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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CANCELED Attention families! Join Mandie Curtis Banks for moving, grooving, and mindfulness all while exploring our big and beautiful planet. Yoga and nature inspired stories, poses, games, songs, and mindful meditations will allow our littlest yogis to reap the numerous benefits of a yoga practice…

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January 2022

Free

Nature’s Narratives: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

January 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
books

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in their reading experience. The…

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$25

A Winter Celebration: Understanding Biophilia: How Plants Make a Difference in Healing

January 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends at the Inn at Swarthmore.  Learn from local landscape architect Jonathan Alderson as he explores two award-winning case studies of biophilia used in healthcare design. Biophilia is defined as…

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February 2022

Free

Nature’s Narratives: The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

February 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
books

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in their reading experience. In…

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March 2022

Free

Nature’s Narratives: The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

March 9, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
books

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in their reading experience. The…

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