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March 2019

$35 – $45

Advanced Pruning

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wister Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Jeff pruning

Snow date: Friday, March 29 This class is for those of you who know the basics of pruning but would like to learn more about how to prune specific types of plants and learn specific pruning techniques. The morning will start with Scott Arboretum Garden…

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Free

Early Spring Blooms Tour

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Crocus

See what is popping up this spring with Scott Arboretum 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…

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April 2019

$45 – $55

Cool Season Flower and Herb Containers

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Horticulturist Josh Coceano to plant your own container with a selection of herbs, edible flowers, and lettuces. Before participants get their hands dirty, they'll learn from Josh's creativity how to put a visually beautiful container together and keep it looking stunning though the summer.…

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$30 – $40

The Botany of Beer

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Tired Hands Brewing Company’s owner and founder Jean Broillet IV, Tired Hands Director of Production Colin McFadden, and Scott Arboretum’s Julie Jenney for an evening of tasting, learning, and talking about beer. This class will cover the brewing process and the botanical components of…

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Free

Spring Bulbs and Blooms Tour

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Discover spring blooms and enjoy bulbs with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The one-hour tours have a quick pace and often cover unpaved areas. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and…

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Free

Evening Highlights Tour

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Enjoy an evening wandering the gardens with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The one-hour tours have a quick pace and often cover unpaved areas. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and…

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Free

Ohara School of Ikebana Exhibition

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Fri., Apr. 26, 4 – 6 pm Opening Reception Sat., Apr. 27, 11 am – 4 pm Exhibition Sun., Apr. 28, 11 am – 4 pm Exhibition Free interpretive tour at 1 pm both days Live demonstration of Ohara style flower arranging by members of…

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$50 – $60

Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

April 27 @ 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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May 2019

Free

Tree Celebration

May 4 @ 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 and receive a free sapling tree (one per family while supplies last); 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 open…

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Free

Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Tour and Reception

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 peak bloom. Explore the collection with experts from the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society and stay for a reception with like-minded gardening enthusiasts. The tour will begin at the Wister Center and is free and open to the…

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