Kemp Hall Green Roof, a year later

Kemp Hall Green Roof, a year later

Raised mounds on the Kemp Hall green roof. photo credit: D. Mattis

Almost a year after planting Swarthmore College’s and Scott Arboretum’s third green roof, the plants have grown together to create a striking tapestry of color. Check out what Jennie Love had to say about our green roof after visiting this summer.


A tapestry of sedum on the Kemp Hall green roof. photo credit: D. Mattis

There are two more green roof tours left this season. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 26 and Thursday, October 22 to experience the parade of colors created by Sedum, Talinum, Delosperma, Campanula, Allium, and Dianthus. We hope to install our fourth green roof on the Wister Education Center and Greenhouse this fall. Stay tuned to Garden Seeds for updates.

Becky Robert
  • Rick Lowe
    Posted at 15:09h, 24 September Reply

    What times are the tours on September 26 and October 22?

  • Rick Lowe
    Posted at 15:14h, 24 September Reply

    Oct. 22 is a Thursday, not a Sunday. The date you have says Sunday, October 22. Did you mean the 25th of October?

    • Becky Robert
      Posted at 15:37h, 24 September Reply

      Dear Rick,
      Thank you for catching that. The dates are Saturday, September 26 from 3:30 to 5 pm and Thursday, October 22, 1 to 2:30 pm

  • Jennie
    Posted at 20:43h, 24 September Reply

    These roofs are definitely worth a visit! Beautiful textures and colors. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:07h, 24 May Reply

    I am doing a report on the Scott Arboretum and found that it is an amazing place to visit. These green roofs look nice!!!! 😀

    • Becky Robert
      Posted at 10:25h, 25 May Reply

      Thank you for the feedback. Please let me know if we can provide any additional information.


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