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Wanderings at One: Japan: The Many Gardens and Styles of Kyoto

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad! In addition to learning about spectacular gardens, plants, and landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the art, cuisine, architecture, and customs of lands near and far. It’s a perfect wintertime escape!

If you travel to Japan, plan to spend several days in Kyoto just for the gardens. In his recent trip there, Keith Robertshaw, arboretum associate, collector, and traveler, visited a variety of gardens, including a moss garden, a bamboo garden, and even the imperial garden! You’ll hear about Japanese gardening styles in this talk. Keith was particularly impressed by the care and effort put into the trimming of trees, a process that can take years.

Free and open to the public, Wanderings at One is an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in various gardens and natural spaces both in the United States and abroad. Held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema at Swarthmore College.

WEATHER CANCELATIONS: To learn if the college has canceled activities or will open late, please call the Swarthmore Weather Emergency Hotline: 610-328-8228.

PARKING INFORMATION: Please note parking regulations on campus and read posted college and Swarthmore Borough signs carefully.


On-street (one side of street only): Cedar Lane, Elm Avenue, Walnut Lane, Ogden Avenue, College Avenue

Arboretum lot on College Ave by Wister Center

Visitor spaces in Ben West lot off of Route 320

Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

The lot on the southeast corner of College Ave and Route 320 is for faculty/staff only during the hours listed above.

The lots off of Whittier Place are primarily for faculty/staff; a few visitor spaces are available with limited time.

Swarthmore College tickets are $30 for parking illegally in faculty/staff-designated campus spaces. Please note that if you have a Swarthmore College parking hang tag, you cannot park in visitor spaces.


March 8, 2018
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Lang Performing Arts Center
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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