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The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

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Rumor has it that the state was planning on building a highway through the Swarthmore College... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
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The most beautiful college campus in America

I am a College professor so I have spent a lot of time of different college campuses. This was my... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
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500 College Ave, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1306
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Rumor has it that the state was planning on building a highway through the Swarthmore College campus, but that someone found a law that forbade the State from building highways through arboratums, so Swarthmore started planting trees. All I can say is that when flowers...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I am a College professor so I have spent a lot of time of different college campuses. This was my first visit to Swathmore and I must say that there is no more beautiful campus in America and I have been to many!! I was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Scott Arboretum is a real gem! You can enjoy a walk thru their gardens on the Swarthmore College campus for free during the day. The arboretum hosts many events including plant sales, lectures and tours many of which are free and open to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Your first stop should be at the Arboretum office which is located on Swarthmore College campus on College Avenue in Swarthmore. Pick up a free visitors guide that has a map of the Arboretum. Ask for directions to the swings (on long ropes from a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Crystal6648
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Scott Arboretum is found on the grounds of Swarthmore College. It is possible to walk on paved paths and wooded trails to view trees, flowers and shrubs of all varieties. For a visitor with mobility concerns, it is great! An extensive walk can be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Among the college campus is an amazing garden. Around every corner is a well thought out cared for garden with diverse planting’s. It’s almost hard to believe you are on a college campus and not somewhere where the garden in the primary attraction. The gardens...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Developing an arboretum around and throughout an already pleasant small college campus makes for a whole that is greater than the sum of it's parts. On their own, each would be nice enough, but together they enhance one another. I would describe the arboretum as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Hampsteader
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

You're done it again Scott Arboretum!Touched my soul with your amazing beauty. Enjoyed the O'Hara Ikebana show only to walk into the glorious Terry Shane garden right outside the exit. Wonderful day for me. Visited the student art display and a walk in the Crum...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank sharonpati
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great trees. Great trees, except the purple one. Lots of great trees on a wooded college campus. Come to see the trees.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful in all seasons. It's a relatively quiet campus, it's an open campus so there are occasionally middle school/high school kids hanging around, as well as photographers taking portraits.

Date of experience: November 2016
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