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The Winter Garden: The Basics

January 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$35 – $120
snow in the garden

The Winter Garden: A Succession of Color and Fragrance

Three Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Jan. 16: The Basics – Learn what plants flower in winter, how they do it, and where to grow them in your garden
Jan. 23: Choosing the best winter-flowering trees and shrubs
Jan. 30: Choosing the best winter-flowering perennials and bulbs
(Hold Feb. 6 as a bad weather date)

Why not garden deliberately for the winter season? Bring together a succession of winter flowers for color and fragrance, including snowdrops, winter aconites, adonis, witchhazel, viburnum, mahonia, camellias, and more. Create a dynamic scene against a background of evergreens, colored stems, bark, and berries. Stage this theater of winter flowers where you can readily enjoy the changing cast of characters while using microclimates to increase their performance. Join lecturer, author, and consultant Charles Cresson, for this series as he illustrates how to easily adapt these concepts to your home garden and select the best plants. Let winter entertain you! Limit 40.

Members: $35 per class               Non-members: $45 per class

 Special rate for signing up for all three classes at one time:

Members: $90                   Non-members: $120

  Register online or call 610-328-8025.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems.
  • Refunds for classes will only be available if notice is given 10 business days before the class.


January 16, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$35 – $120
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Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College


Wister Center – Gillespie Room
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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