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September 2018
$115 - $155

Excursion: Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate and Untermyer Park and Gardens

September 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Our first stop of the day will be at Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow, New York. We will take a guided two hour and fifteen minute tour described as the “garden lover’s delight,” visiting the Italian garden and Adam and Eve fountain area,…

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October 2018
Free

Nature’s Narratives: On Trails: an Exploration

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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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 the reading experience. Appalachian…

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$118 - $158

Excursion: US Botanic Garden and the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

October 11 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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October is a perfect time to visit gardens on the National Mall in Washington, DC! Our first stop will be with Jim Adams, former Scott Arboretum Curatorial Intern, who is now the Horticulture Manager at the US Botanic Garden. With Jim and Plant Curator Bill…

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free

Growing Gorgeous Peonies

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Bartzelle

Co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon, will present an illustrated lecture about her experience growing peonies to sell as cut flowers and as plants. She will cover all aspects of peony culture (siting, soils, planting, and…

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$99 - $129

Perennial Plant Conference

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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This popular day-long conference is hosted in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania, an area with a rich garden history. The conference covers a variety of topics of interest to horticulturists and avid gardeners. This conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic…

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Scott Associates Fall Celebration

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lang Music Building, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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The garden at Gravetye Manor was first established in 1885 by the revolutionary gardener and writer William Robinson. Central to his creation is a 1.5-acre elliptic walled garden, which was perfectly designed to produce fruit and vegetables for the estate. After a period of neglect,…

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Free

When God Was a Bird: A Mixed Media Presentation and Reception

October 24 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join us for a presentation by Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, who will discuss his newly published book When God Was a Bird. In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the world’s religions played in ameliorating―or…

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Free

Autumn Highlights Tour

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Fall Color

Explore the Scott Arboretum’s plant collections with staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more…

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November 2018
$25 - $35

Healthy Gardens: For People and the Environment

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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People in the garden

Co-sponsored with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers Our featured speaker will be Holly Shimizu, who will focus on great examples of gardens that are not only beautiful but also provide healthy habitats for a multitude of beneficial wildlife. Speaking from personal experience, Holly will…

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Free

Autumn Highlights Tour

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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fall in the garden

Explore the Scott Arboretum’s plant collections with staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more…

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