Scott Arboretum Garden

Scott Arboretum Garden

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Scott Arboretum Garden displays more than 4,000 ornamental plants on the 300-acre Swarthmore College campus, including the best trees, shrubs, vines and perennials in the area. Arboletum was founded in 1929 to commemorate the life of Arthur Hoyt Scott to show plants suitable for gardens and educate the public.

The botanical gardens on the vibrant university campus are unique. While fulfilling its mission, the botanical garden reflects the daily needs of the university community for planting.

The Member Association is an active member group that financially supports various botanical garden education programs and volunteers. Employees can enjoy various membership benefits, including conferences, travel, visits, seminars, and various special events. These events are as follows. Winter celebrations, member plant trade and sale, “Botanic Garden Night” summer concert series, spring and fall festivals, botanical garden celebrations, biennial plant sales, etc.

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