Your support helps us delight, inspire, and educate the public

Donations, membership, and proceeds from special events helps us to create beautiful horticultural displays and educational programming.

Annual Appeal

These efforts—from basic plant care to creative educational efforts—all depend on our ability to catalog and document our living plant collections and readily access and share that information. We have a pressing need to update our software to do these things. Programs we have relied on in the past are outdated and not integrated with the new mapping system of Swarthmore College.  Please help us bring our systems up-to-date and allow us to serve people with all different sorts of questions about the amazing plants that form the collections and landscapes of the Scott Arboretum through our online searchable inventory and improved maps.

Ways to support the Scott Arboretum


Your generous support will help the Scott Arboretum to delight, inspire, and educate the public with beautiful horticultural displays and educational programming.


Since 1971, the Associates of the Scott Arboretum have supported the goals of the Arboretum. Join to help support educational efforts and horticultural activities and enjoy many benefits.


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.

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