Free Lecture at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College: Strategies for Deer Proofing Your Garden
Drawing upon over 30 years of evaluating a wide range of popular and exotic woody ornamental plants, Manager of Outdoor Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden, Brad Roeller highlights trees, shrubs, and perennial plants that are inherently resistant to deer browsing. Discover the latest information available about deer repellents and other proven methods of discouraging deer browsing. Learn about environmental and biological factors which influence deer and their choice of food that will assist homeowners and professionals in developing a strategy for “deer-proofing” their landscape. Methods of deterring other wildlife from damaging plants will also be reviewed. This lecture is free and open to the public.
The Scott Arboretum is an educational garden of ideas and suggestions. Covering more than 300 acres of the Swarthmore College Campus and exhibiting over 4,000 different kinds of plants, the Arboretum displays some of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals for use in the Delaware Valley. Established in 1929 as a living memorial to Arthur Hoyt Scott, the Arboretum is open to the public year-round free of charge, from dawn to dusk. Adam Levine in the November/December 2002 issue of Garden Design magazine described the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College as “the most beautiful campus in America.” Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025. Visit us on our website at www.scottarboretum.org .
This lecture is co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Group. A reception will follow.