This Winter arrived with several early blankets of snow and more are sure to come. But while our gardens and forests slumber, Scott Arboretum invites you to 'tour' ancient horticultural sites in the Appalachian mountains (where Last of the Mohicans & The Hunger Games were filmed) -- and the gorgeous Persian Gardens in Iran.

JANUARY 14th: 
Mountain of the Heart: Revisiting the Ancient Appalachians

Scott Arboretum decked out in winter-white.
The Arboretum, which is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world invites lovers of horticulture and history to a thought-provoking evening with Scott Weidensaul who will discuss his newly revised and expanded 20th anniversary edition of his award-winning book, Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians. So come in from the cold and have a cocktail or glass of wine with friends.

This entertaining and visually stimulating presentation examines the conservation challenges and successes that recent decades have brought to these seemingly timeless hills, and what the future may hold for them.
Date & Time:                   Sunday, January 14, 4 to 7 pm
Cost:                                 $25.00 (includes lecture and hors d'ouevres)
Location:                          Chang Hou Hall
Advance Registration is required.
Contact 610-328-8025 or visit Scott Arboretum Website

JANUARY 18th
Wanderings at One - The Persian Garden: UNESCO World Heritage Site
One of the  Persian Gardens at a World Heritage Site in Iran.



This lecture explores five of the nine gardens from the different epochs and climates that make up the Persian Garden World Heritage Site (one of the 21 World Heritage Sites in Iran). 
Michael Brown will generalize about the features of Persian gardens, and discuss the influence of this style in Iranian and world gardening. Architecture and culture will be mentioned when they are important to viewing the gardens in context.
  • This is a FREE event - 1 to 2 pm
  • In the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
The Wanderings at One series is an informal way to share what has been seen and discovered in various gardens and natural spaces throughout the world. For questions about weather cancellations, parking info and more:  Scott Arboretum Website

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, 19081 PA
610-328-8023