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January 2019
$35 - $120

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

January 23 @ 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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$35 - $120

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

January 30 @ 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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February 2019
$28 - $38

Renovating a Garden Part II

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Cutting back a shurb

Snow date: Friday, March 1 In Renovating a Garden Part I, we learned a variety of techniques and viewpoints to manage an older, overgrown landscape. Now in Part II, we'll delve deeper into what plants can be renovated, and how. Rejuvenation pruning, hard pruning, dividing,…

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March 2019
$35 - $45

Advanced Pruning

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Jeff pruning

Snow date: Friday, March 29 This class is for those of you who know the basics of pruning but would like to learn more about how to prune specific types of plants and learn specific pruning techniques. The morning will start with Scott Arboretum Garden…

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April 2019
$45 - $55

Cool Season Flower and Herb Containers

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Horticulturist Josh Coceano to plant your own container with a selection of herbs, edible flowers, and lettuces. Before participants get their hands dirty, they'll learn from Josh's creativity how to put a visually beautiful container together and keep it looking stunning though the summer.…

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$30 - $40

The Botany of Beer

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Tired Hands Brewing Company’s owner and founder Jean Broillet IV, Tired Hands Director of Production Colin McFadden, and Scott Arboretum’s Julie Jenney for an evening of tasting, learning, and talking about beer. This class will cover the brewing process and the botanical components of…

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$50 - $60

Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blum Classroom, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Learn how to create an authentic Ohara School floral arrangement under the guidance of a certified Ohara School of Ikebana teacher. In addition to cut flowers to work with, participants will be provided with a ceramic container and a kenzan (Japanese-style "frog") to take home.…

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June 2019
$20 - $30

Ethnobotany in the Crum Woods

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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With over 300 native species and over 150 introduced species of plants, the Crum Woods is truly a cosmopolitan forest.  This class will be a two-hour walk through the Crum Woods with local gardener and Crum Woods expert Mike Rolli, focusing on the seemingly endless…

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$35 - $45

Fabulous Lilies and How to Grow Them

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Lilies (genus Lilium) may be regal aristocrats of the summer garden, but they can be easily grown. Bulb catalogues present a sumptuous array of choices in nearly every color, short and tall, some intensely fragrant, many for sun, others for shade, but which ones are…

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July 2019
$15 - $25

Weed Identification and Control

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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While many of the classes we teach are on plants we want you to grow, we thought it would be good to have a class on which plants you should get rid of! Join Scott Arboretum Gardeners Sandra Lopez Cortez and Lars Rasmussen as they…

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