Tu B’Shevat at Scott Arboretum

Wister Center - Gillespie Room 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Come celebrate the Jewish “New Year of the Trees” at the Scott Arboretum. Join Rabbi Michael Ramberg and Scott Arboretum's Sue MacQueen in an exciting afternoon celebrating the rebirth of trees. The event will start with a campus walk, followed by a service led by...

FREE

In-person Lunchtime Tour: Winter Blooms and Textures

Scott Arboretum Offices 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Take your lunch break in the garden with our in-person lunchtime tours! Mackenzie Knight-Fochs, Education Programs Manager, will feature plants that bring their blooms to this cold time of year. We will also look at specimens whose textures engage the eye in the stark winter...

Free

Travels @ 12: Portland: The City of Roses

Virtual Meeting

Visit the City of Roses in the Pacific Northwest with Becky Robert. We will visit elaborate private gardens, stunning public gardens, and the little pockets in between.  Travels @ 12 is an online series for plant enthusiasts to vicariously experience gardens and natural spaces throughout...

FREE

Valentine’s Day Flower Arranging with an Edible Twist

Wister Center - Gillespie Room 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Join Adam Glas, Garden Supervisor, to create a richly-colored arrangement for you or your special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day! This design will feature florals in reds, purples, and magenta with a palette-matching edible accent. Adam will lead a demonstration in selecting the best plant...

$55 – $65
Recurring

Nature Nook: Winter Series

Wister Center - Gillespie Room 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

For ages 18 months to 3 years Calling all little nature explorers! Join Rachel Warren and Celeste Sullivan at the Scott Arboretum for mornings full of singing, stories, crafts and dancing. Each session is seasonally themed around nature and the garden.  Sessions will start indoors...

FREE

In-person Highlights Tour: Mid-Winter Blooms, Buds, and Bark

Scott Arboretum Offices 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Explore the winter blooms of witchhazels, snowdrops, and wintersweet and appreciate the non-flowering aspects of trees and shrubs.  Arboretum Highlights Tours are for gardeners of all levels and feature plants and landscapes looking their best at that moment. Tours begin at the Scott Arboretum offices...

Free

Forwarding the Woody Peony: Hybridizing Tree Peonies for American Gardens

Chang Hou Hall 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA

Co-Sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Few plants are as beautiful and interesting as the woody peony (commonly called “tree peonies”). Nate Bremer, President of the American Peony Society and proprietor of Solaris Farms in Reedsville, WI, will present information relating to producing new woody...

FREE

Travels @ 12: Iceland and Its Not-So-Icy Plants

Virtual Meeting

Iceland is a land of otherworldly experiences, landscapes, and difficult to pronounce names. Mackenzie Knight-Fochs and her husband spent seven days in August 2022 taking in as many waterfalls, volcanic vistas, glaciers, and plants as possible. As a volcanic island, much of the flora is...

FREE
Recurring

Nature Nook: Winter Series

Wister Center - Gillespie Room 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

For ages 18 months to 3 years Calling all little nature explorers! Join Rachel Warren and Celeste Sullivan at the Scott Arboretum for mornings full of singing, stories, crafts and dancing. Each session is seasonally themed around nature and the garden.  Sessions will start indoors...

FREE