SWARTHMORE, Pa. – January 2024 – The Scott Arboretum turns 95 this year! The Arboretum was founded in 1929 in memory of Arthur Hoty Scott by his wife, Edith Wilder Scott, relatives, and friends. Mr. Scott was an enthusiastic gardener, known for his work with irises and peonies, and believed in the gospel of gardening. We are celebrating our 95th Anniversary throughout the year by highlighting our special collections through themed tours, in-person and virtually, and special articles in our quarterly newsletter, the Hybrid.

The Scott Arboretum is a unique “garden of ideas” that encourages horticulture in its broadest sense through displays on the 350-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College. We offer some of the region’s most intimate, authentic, and accessible horticultural experiences. The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world.

Free and open to the public from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, stop by to experience our “gardens of ideas.” See our upcoming 95th-anniversary events at scottarboretum.org.