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October 2019

$112 – $152

Excursion: Phoenixville Private Gardens and Wharton Esherick Museum

October 2 @ 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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$20 – $30

Mycology for Everybody

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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The fungal renaissance is upon us. This is meant to be the ultimate class for people of all ages interested in learning more about the world of mycology, gourmet and medicinal mushrooms, fungal ecology, basic mushroom identification, and, of course: mushroom hunting. Other topics to…

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Free

Peony Dig and Divide with Plant Sale and Auction

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Mid-Atlantic Peony Society (MAPS) for a dig and divide demonstration, as well as how to site and plant peonies, along with discussion from MAPS members on how to do all of these things at this time of year for the best results. Also learn…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: Eager:The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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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. Eager:…

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$119 – $149

Perennial Plant Conference

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This popular day-long conference is hosted in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania, an area with a rich garden history. The conference covers a variety of topics of interest to horticulturists and avid gardeners. This conference is co-sponsored by Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group, the Pennsylvania Horticultural…

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Free

Scott Associates Fall Celebration Magical Mixes: Exciting Combinations of Spring Flowering Bulbs

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lang Music Building, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Jacqueline van der Kloet will be our featured speaker this year, focusing on her experiments with combinations of bulbs in her garden, ‘De Theetuin’ (Tea Garden) in Weesp, north of Holland in the Netherlands. She will also bring to light other projects she has worked…

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Free

Autumn Highlights Tour

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Experience the many colors of fall with this tour of the Scott Arboretum. 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…

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$112 – $152

Excursion: Grounds for Sculpture

October 30 @ 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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November 2019

Free

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter How can you shape your yard so that you combine the art of landscaping with the ecological awareness that is so important? This inspiring presentation with Jan Johnsen, will have you seeing all the possibilities your garden area…

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Free

Autumn Highlights Tour

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Experience the many colors of fall with this tour of the Scott Arboretum. 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…

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