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Autumn Equinox Celebration
September 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come to the Scott Arboretum to wander the gardens, sprawl out on the Cherry Border lawn for a picnic, play a lawn game with the family, make a nature related craft, have a glass of locally made beer or cider and some comfort food, all while surrounded by the beauty of the gardens. The Autumn Equinox will be a perfect, safe way to celebrate fall with the entire event taking place outdoors. Members of the Scott Arboretum will also be welcome to pick up their fall plant dividend while supplies last!
3 to 4 pm: Experience the Scott Arboretum during the Autumn Equinox at 3:20 pm with a free tour led by Horticulturist Josh Coceano and Assistant Horticulturist Rowan Payne-Meyer.
4 to 7 pm: The Cherry Border and Scott Entrance Garden will be featuring music by the Bickel Brothers Band, kids activity tent, food truck, Wrong Crowd Beer, Dressler Estate cider, lawn games, and an absolutely gorgeous venue to sit, relax, or play! (bring cash or credit cards for food, beer, and cider vendors)
4 to 7 pm: Members of the Scott Arboretum can pick up their fall plant dividend (while supplies last). The choices will be Artic Sun® bloodtwig dogwood (Cornus sanguinea ‘Cato’) and Tuff Stuff™ mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata ‘MAK20’). See member email with complete details.
6 to 7 pm: Free twilight tour of the Scott Arboretum with Director of Grounds and Coordinator of Horticulture Jeff Jabco and Education Programs Coordinator Julie Jenney.
The Autumn Equinox Celebration will be taking place outside the Scott Arboretum headquarters at the intersection of College Avenue and Cedar Lane in Swarthmore, PA. Please note our parking lot will be closed for the event.
From I-476 (Blue Route), take Exit 3 Media/Swarthmore
At the bottom of the exit ramp, head east onto Baltimore Pike, following signs for Swarthmore
Stay in the right hand lane on Baltimore Pike and in less than 1/4 mile turn right onto Rt. 320
You will go through two major turns to stay on Rt. 320, first to the left and then right at the light onto Chester Road/320