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January 2020

Free

Winter Highlights Tour

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Experience the beauty of the winter garden with Scott Arboretum 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…

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$30 – $40

Microgreens: The History and Production Methods

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Wed., Feb. 5 for bad weather date Learn about the world of microgreens and the extraordinary flavor and nutrition they provide with Phyllis Hanson of Solrig Farm based in Ardmore. During this class Phyllis will approach the microgreen from the expansive idea that it…

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Travels at Twelve: The Farms, Prairies, and Gardens of Wisconsin

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!…

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February 2020

Free

A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter David Culp will discuss his new book about his exquisite garden, Brandywine Cottage. David’s book from Timber Press will feature a focus for each month, including recipes, a garden to-do list, flower arrangements, and…

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Travels at Twelve: Botanical Explorations in the Baltics

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!…

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$20 – $30

Composting with Manure Worms

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Sat., Feb. 8 for bad weather date Local plantsman, horticulturist, and owner of The Gardener's Arms Thomas Hawkins is very enthusiastic about composting with his voracious manure worms! Learn with him how to reduce your global footprint by having worms take care of your…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: Wild Ones

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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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. Wild…

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Travels at Twelve: Devils and Saints: Plant Exploration in Honshu, Japan

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!…

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$15 – $25

What is That??? Plant Identification and Plant Names

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Fri., Feb. 21 for bad weather date This class, with Scott Arboretum’s coordinator of horticulture Jeff Jabco, is designed for gardeners who want to improve their scientific knowledge of plants relative to plant morphology and anatomy (leaves, buds, stems, flowers) and the terms used…

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Travels at Twelve: Exploring Lake Maggiore (Italy)

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!…

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