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Grounds & Horticulture

grounds at work

The Swarthmore Grounds & Horticulture Department maintains the campus athletic fields, roads, and walkways, as well as the gardens and collections that comprise the Scott Arboretum and the College's motor pool. The staff's collective expertise in grounds management, horticulture, agriculture, forestry, and pest management keeps the campus and Arboretum in pristine condition.

The Scott Arboretum is a living memorial to Arthur Hoyt Scott (Swarthmore Class of 1895). Through a bequest from Mr. Scott's family, the Arboretum was formed in 1929. The mission of the Arboretum is to display plants suited for home gardens in this area and to educate the public. Visit the Scott Arboretum site for more information.

Key Staff Contacts

Jeff Jabco
Director of Grounds,
Coordinator of Horticulture, Scott Arboretum
(610) 328-8294

Please see the Grounds Staff section of this site for more complete staff information.

Scott Arboretum

The Swarthmore campus is home to the Scott Arboretum which features plants, shrubs, and trees that thrive in our Eastern Pennsylvania setting. more

Scott Arboretum Offices