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December 2021

Scott Arboretum Holiday Sale

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, long-lasting wreaths, living gifts, and free fun for the whole family! In-person shopping will be offered in the Wister Center Parking Lot with limited availability of crafted items.  Complete details about pick-up Scott Arboretum Holiday Pre-sale items will be emailed the week of…

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Free

Lunchtime Tour: Berries and Bark

December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Gold Winterberry

Take your lunch break in the garden with our in-person lunchtime tours. Horticulturist Josh Coceano will highlight the berries and bark adding interest in the winter garden.  This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Webinar,
books

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. Lauded…

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Free

Gardens and Tonic: Connecting People with Plants: Revitalizing Urban Spaces through Horticulture

December 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Webinar,

Leah Blanton will be discussing the unique opportunity the PHS Public Landscapes team has in Philadelphia to infuse underutilized sites with interesting plantings, push a naturalistic aesthetic that highlights natives and biodiversity, and create dynamic spaces for people to interact with the city in new…

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Virtual Lunchtime Tour: December Garden Glory

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Virtual Webinar,
Gold Winterberry

Take your lunch break virtually by exploring beauty of the winter garden.  Join us on this virtual tour on our facebook page and watch the recording on our YouTube page. 

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January 2022

Free with Registration

21st Century Landscapes: Joanne Walkovic Memorial Virtual Lecture

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Webinar,

The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Virtual Lecture, a co-sponsored program by the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College The challenge our planet faces in the wake of climate change and globalization is so enormous that it can be easy to feel…

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Virtual Gentle Slow Flow Yoga – Winter Series

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Webinar,
snow in the garden

Every Tuesday, Jan. 11 through March 8, 2022 from 11 am to 12 pm Join local yoga teacher and Scott Arboretum Youth, Family, and Diversity Programs Coordinator Mandie Curtis Banks for a virtual gentle slow flow yoga class. Each week’s practice will focus on a…

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Free

Nature’s Narratives: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Webinar,
books

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. The…

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Free

Mandie’s Nature Nook – Winter Series

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Cherry Border, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Every Thursday, January 13 through March 10, 2022 from 10 am to 10:45 am 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, creating, and playing…

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FREE

Travels at Twelve: Singapore: The City within a Garden

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Webinar,

Singapore is known as the City within a Garden and it’s quite apparent even when you walk through the airport! Get out into the rest of this tropical city-state and you’ll see that the foliage and flowers are just as important as the housing and…

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