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Scott Arboretum

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500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
610-328-8025 https://www.scottarboretum.org/

September 2019

Scott Arboretum: Exploring Botanical Art with Hapa-Zome

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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$32 – $42
Hapa Zome

Join us for this stress-relieving workshop to learn more about surface design and natural dyes with Tara Webb during Delco Arts Week. Participants will create botanical art on gypsy headbands, doggie bandanas, or infinity scarves using a technique called ‘Hapa-zome.’ Hapa-zome, also known as the art of pounding leaves, is…

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Scott Arboretum Art in the Garden

Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Free
Art in the Garden

Celebrate Delco Arts Week with an Art in the Garden tour. Take your lunch break to explore the sculpture nestled among the Scott Arboretum gardens. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin outside of the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Table Arrangements

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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$50 – $60

Join Scott Arboretum gardener Susan Romero at the Wister Center of Scott Arboretum to create a gorgeous arrangement for your Thanksgiving table with fresh autumn greens and flowers. Susan will lead a demonstration on how to choose the best plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a…

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December 2019

Green Wreaths Workshop

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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One event on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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$45 – $55

Create a unique and festive wreath with a variety of freshly cut greens at the Wister Center of Scott Arboretum. Our pre-wrapped, moss-filled frames allow for long-lasting decorations for your home and also make wonderful holiday gifts. Please bring pruners; we supply all other materials. Bring in your wreath frame…

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Green Wreaths Workshop

Friday, December 6, 2019
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One event on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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$45 – $55

Create a unique and festive wreath with a variety of freshly cut greens at the Wister Center of Scott Arboretum. Our pre-wrapped, moss-filled frames allow for long-lasting decorations for your home and also make wonderful holiday gifts. Please bring pruners; we supply all other materials. Bring in your wreath frame…

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January 2020

Scott Arboretum Winter Highlights Tour

Tuesday, January 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Free

Experience the beauty and art of winter gardening with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For…

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Scott Arboretum Winter Highlights Tour

Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Free

Experience the beauty and art of winter gardening with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be canceled. For…

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Travels at Twelve: The Farms, Praires, and Gardens of Wisconsin

Thursday, January 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Free
Travels at Twelve

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad and the art of gardening around the world! 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…

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February 2020

A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

Sunday, February 2, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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brandywine cottage

The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter David Culp will discuss his new book about his exquisite and artistic garden, Brandywine Cottage. David’s book from Timber Press will feature a focus for each month, including recipes, a garden to-do list, flower arrangements, and practical information.…

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Travels at Twelve: Botanical Explorations in the Baltics

Thursday, February 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Travels at Twelve

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! Join Andrew Bunting, now the…

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Travels at Twelve: Devils and Saints: Plant Exploration in Honshu, Japan

Thursday, February 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Travels at Twelve

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad and the art of gardening around the world! 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…

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Travels at Twelve: Exploring Lake Maggiore (Italy)

Thursday, February 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Travels at Twelve

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad and the art of gardening around the world! 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…

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Travels at Twelve: Dazzling DC

Thursday, February 27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Travels at Twelve

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad and the art of gardening around the world! 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…

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March 2020

Travels at Twelve: Autumn Color in Japanese Gardens

Thursday, March 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Travels at Twelve

Join Scott Arboretum staff and local gardening enthusiasts as they share travel experiences abroad and the art of gardening around the world! 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…

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April 2020

Spring Bulbs and Blooms Tour

Wednesday, April 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Spring Blooms Tour

Discover the art of gardening with spring blooms and bulbs with Lars Rasmussen, garden supervisor/plant health gardener. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The one-hour tours have a quick pace and often cover unpaved areas. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is…

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Ohara School of Ikebana Exhibition

Friday, April 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Ohara School of Ikebana

Join the Delaware Valley Chapter of Ohara Ikebana for a weekend of extraordinary flower arrangements. The Open Reception and Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Ikebana, also known as the “way of flowers,” is the art of Japanese flower arrangement and is subtle, sensitive, sophisticated, and meditative. It…

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Ohara School of Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Saturday, April 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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$70 – $80
Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Learn how to create an authentic Ohara School floral arrangement under the guidance of a certified Ohara School of Ikebana teacher. In addition to cut flowers to work with, participants will be provided with a ceramic container and a kenzan (Japanese-style “frog”) to take home. Bring your own clippers and…

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Evening Highlights Tour

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Scott Arboretum, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Free
Evening Highlights Tour

Enjoy an evening wandering our artful gardens with Julie Jenney, education programs coordinator. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The one-hour tours have a quick pace and often cover unpaved areas. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to…

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