Learn

Learn and grow with the Arboretum

We offer programs to educate and inspire people to enjoy the many benefits of horticulture.

Programs for the community, students, and volunteers

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Community Gardening

Scott Associates may rent a 10×12-foot plot in the community garden on the corner of Harvard and Yale Avenue in Swarthmore, PA.

The Community Garden Program Guidelines outlines the program.

Garden plots are assigned on a first-come first-served basis in early spring. To participate contact the Administrative Coordinator at 610-328-8025 or scott@swarthmore.edu.

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Volunteering

Volunteers help us maintain our gardens and plant collections and provide over 60 horticulture-related, educational programs and special events to the public each year.

We invite you to become a volunteer and meet “plant people” and learn about gardening in the Delaware Valley.

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Swarthmore College Student Employees

The Scott Arboretum provides a variety of “real world” work experiences for Swarthmore College students, exposing them to public horticulture.

Part-time positions and summer internships are available for students to work as:

  • Gardener Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Special events Assistant
  • Plant Records Assistant
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Internships

We offer internships to individuals interested in ornamental horticulture. Summer positions are available as well as year-long intern positions.

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Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award

The Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award is given to an individual, organization, or corporate body who has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and art of gardening.

Publications

Brochures

Download and print any of the brochures available at the Scott Arboretum offices.

Hybrid Newsletter

The Hybrid is the Arboretum’s quarterly newsletter with each issue containing eight pages of practical gardening advice and Arboretum news.