Programs for the community, students, and volunteers
Scott Associates may rent a 10×25-foot plot in the community garden on the corner of Harvard and Yale Avenue in Swarthmore, PA.
The 2021 Garden Plot General Guidelines outlines the program.
Garden plots are assigned on a first-come first-served basis in early spring. To participate contact the Administrative Coordinator at 610-328-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help us maintain our gardens and plant collections and provide over 60 horticulture-related, educational programs and special events to the public each year.
We invite you to become a volunteer and meet “plant people” and learn about gardening in the Delaware Valley.
Swarthmore College Student Employees
The Scott Arboretum provides a variety of “real world” work experiences for Swarthmore College students, exposing them to public horticulture.
Part-time positions and summer internships are available for students to work as:
- Gardener Assistant
- Office Assistant
- Special events Assistant
- Plant Records Assistant
We offer internships to individuals interested in ornamental horticulture. Summer positions are available as well as year-long intern positions.
Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award
The Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal & Award is given to an individual, organization, or corporate body who has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and art of gardening.
Adult/Youth/Family Classes and Workshops
The Scott Arboretum offers a variety of classes, workshops, and events for adults, children, and families to enjoy!
Download and print any of the brochures available at the Scott Arboretum offices.
The Hybrid is the Arboretum’s quarterly newsletter with each issue containing eight pages of practical gardening advice and Arboretum news.
Review the facts, figures, and photographs that summarize a year’s worth of work at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.