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September 2018
Free

Arboretum Highlights Tour

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Explore the Scott Arboretum’s plant collections with staff. 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. The one-hour tours have a quick pace and often cover unpaved…

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Veggie Harvest Potluck and Discussion

September 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Bring some of your late summer harvest to share and swap, as well as stories, questions, and advice for other vegetable gardeners! We want to hear your vegetable garden success stories and also what didn’t work and why. Tell us about your favorite garden tools…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: The Overstory

September 12 @ 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. National…

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$15 - $25

From Flower to Bee to Honey: Beekeeping and Beyond

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join us to learn from local beekeeper Dan Boylan and avid gardener and teacher Rebecca Boylan to learn not only how honey is made, but how important bees are, how to attract them to your garden, and what plants they like best. We will also…

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$40 - $80

Two Private Mainline Gardens and Chanticleer

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Arrival at first garden by 9:15 This is a drive on your own trip and carpooling is strongly encouraged as only 10 cars will fit at the first location.  I’m delighted to add another trip to our autumn line-up! Local landscape architect Jonathan Alderson will be…

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Free

Scott Associates Garden Day

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Save the date for an afternoon in seldom-seen and colorful corners of the Scott Arboretum! Admission to the reception is free for members; non-members can purchase tickets prior to or during the event ($25 for adults, $15 for children). Click here to learn more about…

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$115 - $155

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

September 20 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 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
Free

Nature’s Narratives: On Trails: an Exploration

October 10 @ 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. Appalachian…

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$118 - $158

Excursion: US Botanic Garden and the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

October 11 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 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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Growing Gorgeous Peonies

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon, will present an illustrated lecture about her experience growing peonies to sell as cut flowers and as plants. She will cover all aspects of peony culture (siting, soils, planting, and…

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