Paul W. Meyer, the 2018 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, will speak about his passion for horticulture and commitment to sustainability

Sunday, March 18th Scott Arboretum's Spring Celebration Honors Morris Arboretum Executive Director, Paul Meyer
On Sunday, March 18 at 4 pm at the Lang Performing Arts Center the public is invited to hear Paul W. Meyer,the 2018 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award, speak about his passion for horticulture, commitment to sustainability, and exploration of the world in search of good garden plants.

In the words of the 2017 Scott Medal Recipient, R. William Thomas, “Throughout his 40-year career, Paul has made outstanding regional, national, and global contributions to the science and art of gardening. Paul has led the renaissance of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, making it an internationally significant institution known for its collections, aesthetics, education, and research. He has promoted collaboration and cooperation among international as well as local organizations, is a world leader in plant exploration, and has been instrumental in preserving open space.”

Meyer is honored to receive this prestigious award, and pointed to others who share the credit.  “This recognition would not be possible without the hard work of the Arboretum’s staff, board and volunteers whose invaluable contributions enable Morris Arboretum to fulfill its role as a premier public garden.”

A champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres will follow Paul W. Meyer’s presentation. The program is free and open to the public. Please register at 610-328-8025 or online at

The Scott Medal and Award was established in 1929 to recognize individuals who, in the opinion of the selection committee, have made outstanding national contributions to the science and art of gardening. The 2017 award of the medal together with $14,000 is given as an acknowledgement of “...achievement of great merit, recognition of work in creating and developing a wider interest in gardening.”

The Scott Arboretum is a unique garden of ideas and suggestions encouraging horticulture in its broadest sense through displays on the 350-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College. We offer some of the region’s most intimate, authentic, and accessible horticultural experiences. The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 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 or visit



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