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January 2019
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Nature’s Narratives: The Rambunctious Garden

January 9, 2019 @ 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. In The…

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Strategic Garden Design

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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garden

The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Effective garden design is about more than just selecting the right plants and putting them in the right place. It’s also about making strategic decisions with an eye toward long-term impacts on the…

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$35 - $120

The Winter Garden: The Basics

January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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snow in the garden

The Winter Garden: A Succession of Color and Fragrance Three Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jan. 16: The Basics – Learn what plants flower in winter, how they do it, and where to grow them in your garden Jan. 23: Choosing the best winter-flowering…

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Winter Highlights Tour

January 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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snow in the garden

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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$35 - $120

The Winter Garden: Choosing the Best Winter-flowering Trees and Shrubs

January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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The Winter Garden: A Succession of Color and Fragrance Three Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jan. 16: The Basics – Learn what plants flower in winter, how they do it, and where to grow them in your garden Jan. 23: Choosing the best winter-flowering…

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Wanderings at One: Joshua Tree to Chappaquiddick

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 at home and 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…

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Tu b’Shevat Celebration and Reception

January 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Come and learn how the Jewish faith celebrates the importance of trees at the Scott Arboretum. Tu b'Shevat (Jewish New Year of the Trees, anticipation of spring) holiday activities include a nature walk, Seder (a participatory Jewish ritual appreciating plants and exploring their spiritual teachings),…

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Winter Celebration: Transforming the Landscape through the Millennia

January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Witchhazel in bloom

Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends. Learn from Mariann Smith how, for thousands of years, human beings have reshaped nature to create dwellings, spiritual centers, burial grounds, and other types of communal spaces. We will…

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Winter Highlights Tour

January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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snow in the garden

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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$35 - $120

The Winter Garden: Choosing the Best Winter-flowering Perennials and Bulbs

January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Crocus

The Winter Garden: A Succession of Color and Fragrance Three Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jan. 16: The Basics – Learn what plants flower in winter, how they do it, and where to grow them in your garden Jan. 23: Choosing the best winter-flowering…

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