We are off to Swarthmore to visit the gardens of two instructors in Continuing Education and the beautiful gardens of the Scott Arboretum.
Hedgleigh Spring was established in Swarthmore in the 1920s by Charles Cresson’s grandfather and Cresson has maintained and refined it since the 1980s. A formal flower garden is its centerpiece, but you’ll also see vegetable beds, a water garden, and sunny borders accented with lots of spring bulbs and azaleas.
Lisa Roper and Allan Summers’ informal garden at their home in Wallingford includes borders of sun and shade and features lots of intriguing components. They include an Acer griseum tree that they propagated from a seed at Longwood when they were students and has survived several family moves; a chicken coop that is a re-purposed children’s playset; and a water feature with a waterfall into a koi pond.
Over the lunch hour, enjoy a guided tour of the lovely and iconic Scott Arboretum on the campus of Swarthmore College. It features a varied and unusual plant collection, rose garden, and cathedral-like amphitheater where we’ll enjoy a boxed lunch.
Charles Cresson, Lisa Roper and Scott Arboretum staff
Meet in the back of Visitor Center Parking Lot
This is a rain-or-shine event and you are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Trip leaves promptly at 8:30 am.
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