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May 2018

$139 – $179

Excursion: Nakashima Studio, Paxson Hill Farm, and the Michener Art Museum

May 30, 2018 @ 3:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Traveling by vans, our first stop will be a guided tour through the fascinating studios of woodworker George Nakashima in New Hope. Nestled into a beautiful wooded setting, we will see showrooms, assembly rooms, and an amazing lumber storage space. Lunch will be enjoyed at…

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June 2018

SOLD OUT

Excursion: Dogfish Head Brewery Tour and Two Private Southern Delaware Gardens

June 6, 2018 @ 2:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Since private, hour-long, group tours at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton are only offered at 10 am, it will be our first stop! Approaching the brewery is quite a sight with its steampunk treehouse, outdoor fermenters, and bocce courts. Founded in 1995 by Sam…

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$90 – $130

Excursion: New Jersey Pine Barrens

June 15, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Departs from the Wister Center at 7 am; approximate return 7 pm   Visit one of the region’s most unique environments and learn about carnivorous plants, cranberry and blueberry farming, and more! Our guide for the day will be Mark Szutarski, who describes himself as…

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September 2018

$115 – $155

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

September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 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

$118 – $158

Excursion: US Botanic Garden and the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 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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May 2019

$38 – $78

Philadelphia River to River Hike

May 29, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney for the first half of a “hike” across Center City to see newly created and renovated gardens and public spaces, with stops at iconic Philadelphia sites. We’ll also point out our favorite stores and restaurants along the way! Sites…

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August 2019

Gardens, Farms, and Prairies of Wisconsin

August 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join Scott Arboretum Garden Supervisor Adam Glas and Educational Programs Coordinator Julie Jenney for a week in south-eastern Wisconsin to explore diverse, creative, and inspiring private gardens; beautiful public gardens; and the architecture, farms, prairies, and cuisine that make this a state you may not…

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October 2019

$112 – $152

Excursion: Phoenixville Private Gardens and Wharton Esherick Museum

October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Depart from the Wister Center at 8:15 am; approximate return 7 pm Difficulty level: 6 as we may need to walk up a steep driveway Join Julie Jenney and Donald Pell (owner of Donald Pell Gardens) to see three private gardens he has designed in…

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$112 – $152

Excursion: Grounds for Sculpture

October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Difficulty level: 6*, the only way to see the entire sculpture garden is to walk it Join fellow Scott Associates on a bus trip to this fantastic sculpture garden in Hamilton, New Jersey. We will begin our day on a plant-focused tour with Grounds for…

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May 2020

Postponed

Excursion: Philadelphia River to River Hike Part 2 – Postponed

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Swarthmore SEPTA Train Station, Park Avenue & Chester Road (Route 320)
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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Swarthmore College announced Tuesday, March 17"..disappointing news that we must extend our period of modified operations and remote learning through the end of the spring semester. ...Alumni Weekend, spring athletics, Celebrating Black Excellence events, lectures, performances, and other campus activities scheduled between now and May…

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