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

May 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

$139 - $179
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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 the lovely, terraced, country garden at Jericho Mountain Orchards just a few miles away. In addition to the 19th century apple orchard, this private property has old garden roses and climbers that ramble over 18th century walls and barns which lead to perennial borders and formally parterred beds.

After lunch we will head to Paxon Hill Farm for a tour of their extensive public and private gardens that include, to quote their website, “… shade gardens, formal gardens, ponds, bell garden, wing gardens, a place we call ‘never never land’ and there are always more unique gardens projects underway. Many pleasant surprises await the lucky visitor around each bend. Don’t be surprised if our two pet turkeys follow along with you. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure… .” You’ll also be able to shop briefly at Paxon Hill Farm’s nursery, where purchases must be kept small to fit in the vans.

Our last stop of the day will be the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Participants will get an hour and a half to see this small but world-class museum on their own. The Michener’s permanent collection features examples of the finest art from the Bucks County region. Registration includes entrance and tour fees for the Nakashima studio, Paxon Hill Farm, and the Michener Museum.

Travel by 10-passenger vans with Scott Arboretum staff drivers. Bring your own lunch. Limit 27.

Members: $139                                Non-members: $179

Call 610-328-8025 to register.

A terrific incentive to become a member! Excursions with the Scott Associates are member benefits; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a $40 one-year Individual Membership.


The Fine Print:

  • Unless otherwise noted, registrations are for one adult only. Please do not bring pets, unregistered adults, or children with you to events.
  • Payment is required to reserve space on a trip.
  • Space is limited and registrations are accepted in the order received.
  • The Scott Arboretum shall not be liable in any way for any damage, injury, or loss of life or property incurred by any person in connection with these programs beyond the return of registration fees for cancellation by said date.


Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems.
  • No refunds are available for day bus trips.


May 30, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
$139 - $179
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Wister Center
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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(610) 328–8025