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Scott Arboretum Hosts Book Club

(credit: Eleftherios Kostens, Scott Arboretum)

(credit: Eleftherios Kostens, Scott Arboretum)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A lot of gardeners are book lovers too, and that’s why the Scott Arboretum hosts a monthly book discussion called “Nature’s Narratives.” It’s free and anyone can join in, all you have to do is read the monthly book selection first.

For January, it’s a book by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers called Writing the Garden: A Literary Conversation Across Two Centuries, exploring the art of garden writing over the past 200 years. The book includes excerpts from such historical luminaries as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as modern garden authors like Michael Pollan – just some of the fifty writers featured in the book.

So if you enjoy gardening and a good book too, why not join in the discussion a week from today, Wednesday, January 9, at 5:30 pm, in the Wister Center at Swarthmore College. Call 610-328-8025 to register and let them know you’re coming, and link to directions here: ScottArboretum.org.

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