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November 2017

What Do You Mean I’m Not a Perennial? – Native Shrubs and Small Trees for Perennial Companionship

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chang Hou Hall, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Most folks are familiar with the concept of the mixed border–perennials, annuals, shrubs, and evergreens blended together in a seamless composition with year-round interest. It sounds good in theory, but transplanting this concept into a real garden is…

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Nature’s Narratives: Landmarks

November 8, 2017 @ 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. For…

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Cider: The Journey from Orchard to Glass

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Explore apple growing, cider production, and enjoy a guided cider tasting with Brian and Olga of Dressler Estate. Their workshop will showcase the journey of apples from the orchard to your glass. You will leave with the knowledge of how something you can grow right in…

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Walk with the Curator: Deciduous Conifers

November 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Mary Tipping, Curator and Plant Recorder of the Scott Arboretum, for an in-depth look at the Arboretum's collection of deciduous conifers. Mary will discuss how these ancient trees are a wonderful addition to your garden. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum Offices…

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Thanksgiving Table Arrangements

November 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Gardener Supervisor Adam Glas to create a gorgeous arrangement for your Thanksgiving table with fresh autumn greens and flowers. Adam will lead a demonstration on how to choose the best plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a conversation piece. Participants will create…

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Green Wreath Workshops

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Session A: Thursday, November 30, 2 to 4 pm Session B: Thursday, November 30, 7 to 9 pm Session C: Friday, December 1, 10 am to noon Session D: Friday, December 1, 2 to 4 pm Wister Center Create a unique and festive wreath with…

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December 2017

Scott Arboretum Selections: Holiday Sale

December 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Saturday, December 2 Membership Shopping: 11:30 am to 1 pm Public Shopping: 1 to 3 pm Wister Center Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, long-lasting wreaths, living gifts, and fun for the whole family! In addition to locally collected greens, berries, and cones for decorating, you’re invited…

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Nature’s Narratives: Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

December 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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. At…

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January 2018

Nature’s Narratives: Mountains of the Heart

January 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. Stretching…

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Winter Celebration

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chang Hou Hall, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Dispel the winter blues with Scott Weidensaul’s discussion of his newly revised and expanded 20th anniversary edition of his award-winning book Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians at the 2017 Winter Celebration. Come in from the cold and have a cocktail or glass…

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