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October 2021

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Gardens and Tonic: Preparing Your Fall Gardening for Pollinators

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join Heather Andrews to learn about maximizing the spring yield of your garden and to provide habitat for wildlife going into the winter months. Your garden can be an oasis for pollinators all year by implementing “shoulder season” plantings and Heather will walk us through…

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Free

Fall Celebration

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Scott Associates for this exceptional event to honor the 2021 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, Darrel Morrison. "As a landscape architect and garden designer, Darrel has created, installed, promoted, and supported native plant gardens and landscapes that teach and inspire." Join us for…

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Free for members

Virtual Gentle Flow Yoga in the Garden

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Nature and yoga are a perfect match! Combine the healing power of nature and the mindful practice of yoga by joining local yoga teacher and Scott Arboretum Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks for a gentle slow flow yoga class. You can…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,
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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 their reading experience. Written…

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Free

Mandie’s Nature Nook

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trotter Tent, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Calling all little nature explorers! Join Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks and Mari, her special caterpillar friend, for mornings full of stories, singing, dancing, and playing as we dig into nature. This in-person series is a free program for babies –…

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$49

Perennial Plant Conference

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual Meeting,

This popular day-long conference will be virtual this year! 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 Society, and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. Visit www.perennialplantconference.org to…

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Free for members

Virtual Gentle Flow Yoga in the Garden

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Nature and yoga are a perfect match! Combine the healing power of nature and the mindful practice of yoga by joining local yoga teacher and Scott Arboretum Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks for a gentle slow flow yoga class. You can…

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Free

Mandie’s Nature Nook

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trotter Tent, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Calling all little nature explorers! Join Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks and Mari, her special caterpillar friend, for mornings full of stories, singing, dancing, and playing as we dig into nature. This in-person series is a free program for babies –…

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Free

Lunchtime Tour: Fall Color Tour

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Take your lunch break in the garden with our in-person lunchtime tours. Garden Supervisor Chuck Hinkle will explore the wonders of the fall garden.  This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Virtual Autumn Flower Arranging Demonstration

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting,

Join flower arranger extraordinaire Valerie McLaughlin as she leads us through artistically creating a flower arrangement made from material gathered in the Scott Arboretum’s late season gardens. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home, as Valerie creates a work of art…

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