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April 2018
$50 - $60

Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Blum Classroom, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Learn how to create an authentic Ohara School floral arrangement under the guidance of a certified Ohara School of Ikebana teacher. In addition to cut flowers to work with, participants will be provided with a ceramic container and a kenzan (Japanese-style "frog") to take home.…

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Early Spring Tour

April 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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Hypertufa Trough Workshop

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Invented by and meant for gardeners, hypertufa troughs have an appearance similar to limestone planters but without the weight and expense. Learn with Curator Mary Tipping about the science behind hypertufa, and create your own planter with the simplest of supplies. Class participants will create…

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Arbor Day Open House

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Bring the family to the Scott Arboretum to receive a free sapling tree (one per family while supplies last), and enjoy refreshments and tree-related fun for the whole family. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about trees, gardening, and the Arboretum. Free and…

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Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Tour and Reception

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Tour our stunning and ever-expanding Tree Peony Collection at the peak of bloom. Explore the collection with experts from the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society and stay for a reception in the Wister Center with like-minded gardening enthusiasts. The tour will begin at the Wister Center and…

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May 2018

National Public Gardens Day Tour

May 11 @ 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 on National Public Gardens Day. 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…

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Members Plant Exchange and Sale

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Friday, May 11 • Plant Drop Off – Wister Center Parking Lot       3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12 • Plant Drop-off - Wister Center Parking Lot 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Exchange for Plant Donors & New Members 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. • Time…

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Scott Arboretum Selections: Spring Sale

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Friday, May 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Preview Party (Purchase tickets ($25 each) in advance by May 4 or at the door ($40 each). For more information, call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025.) Saturday, May 19, 10 am to Noon - Member Shopping Saturday, May…

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Dean Bond Rose Garden Tour

May 24 @ 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 maintains 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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$139 - $179

Excursion: Nakashima Studio, Paxson Hill Farm, and the Michener Art Museum

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Traveling by vans, our first stop will be a guided tour through the fascinating studios of woodworker George Nakashima in New Hope. Nestled into a beautiful wooded setting, we will see showrooms, assembly rooms, and an amazing lumber storage space. Lunch will be enjoyed at…

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