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May 2019

Free

Rose Garden Tour

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dean Bond Rose Garden, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Learn more about our organic rose garden from the staff who maintain this stunning collection. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin in the Dean Bond Rose Garden and is free and open to the public. In case of…

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June 2019

$140 – $180

9/11 Memorial, Domino Park, and the New Pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 4 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenney on this bus trip to visit three sites in New York. Our first stop will be the powerful 9/11 Memorial which features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of…

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Free

Green Roof Tour

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Learn about the inner workings, benefits, and beauty of green roofs while exploring three of the different green roofs we have at the Arboretum. Please note the level of difficulty on these tours is higher than others we offer; a brisk walk and several steps are…

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$20 – $30

Ethnobotany in the Crum Woods

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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With over 300 native species and over 150 introduced species of plants, the Crum Woods is truly a cosmopolitan forest.  This class will be a two-hour walk through the Crum Woods with local gardener and Crum Woods expert Mike Rolli, focusing on the seemingly endless…

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Free – $25

Scott Associates Garden Day

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

See five glorious gardens created and maintained by gardeners like you and get tips from these gardeners at the Scott Associates Garden Day. Visit gardens in the Media/Glen Mills area to learn about plant combinations other gardeners are using. This is a great opportunity to…

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Free

Late Spring Highlights Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more…

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$35 – $45

Fabulous Lilies and How to Grow Them

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Lilies (genus Lilium) may be regal aristocrats of the summer garden, but they can be easily grown. Bulb catalogues present a sumptuous array of choices in nearly every color, short and tall, some intensely fragrant, many for sun, others for shade, but which ones are…

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July 2019

$15 – $25

Weed Identification and Control

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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While many of the classes we teach are on plants we want you to grow, we thought it would be good to have a class on which plants you should get rid of! Join Scott Arboretum Gardeners Sandra Lopez Cortez and Lars Rasmussen as they…

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Woody Plant Conference

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Mark your calendars for the 22nd annual Woody Plant Conference at Swarthmore College. This popular day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape. This annual conference is co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Scott Arboretum…

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August 2019

Gardens, Farms, and Prairies of Wisconsin

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm

Join Scott Arboretum Garden Supervisor Adam Glas and Educational Programs Coordinator Julie Jenney for a week in south-eastern Wisconsin to explore diverse, creative, and inspiring private gardens; beautiful public gardens; and the architecture, farms, prairies, and cuisine that make this a state you may not…

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