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April 2018

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 Saturday, 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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$30 - $40

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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The 23rd annual Members Plant Exchange & Sale is when members of the Scott Arboretum come together to donate and exchange plants from their own gardens. For every three plants a member donates, a plant of their choosing is received in exchange. During the sale portion of…

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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 Saturday, May 19, 10 am to Noon - Member Shopping Saturday, May 19, Noon to 3 pm - Public Shopping Scott Arboretum Selections: The Spring Sale features a variety of plants to help local gardeners create…

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