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March 2018

Nature’s Narratives: Green Thoughts: A Writer in the Garden

March 14 @ 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. A…

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Scott Associate Spring Celebration

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join us Sunday, March 18 at 4 pm at the Lang Performing Arts Center to hear Paul W. Meyer, the 2018 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, speak about his  passion for horticulture, commitment to sustainability, and exploration of the world in search of…

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First Day of Spring Highlight Tour

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the first day of spring by exploring early spring blooms at the Scott Arboretum. 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…

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April 2018

Crum Woods Tour

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Outdoor Amphitheater, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Explore the trails, wildlife, and plants of the Crum Woods. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Outdoor Amphitheater and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be…

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$48 - $58

Great Garden Plants from 30 Years of Comparative Trials

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from Richard Hawke, Chicago Botanic Garden's Plant Evaluation Manager and Associate Scientist! He will share his research findings on genera such as Athyrium, Baptisia, Campanula, Coreopsis, Geranium, Geum, Hibiscus, Hydrangea, Nepeta, Rodgersia, Salvia, Stachys, Thalictrum, and Vernonia to…

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Evenings Highlights Tour

April 18 @ 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. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For more…

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Ohara School of Ikebana Exhibition

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - April 22 @ 4:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Friday, April 20, 4 to 6 pm - Opening Reception Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 4 pm - Exhibition Sunday, April 22, 10 am to 4 pm - Exhibition In honor of the Japanese tradition of cherry blossom viewing (Sakura Matsuri), we are hosting…

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$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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