I managed to visit three colleges last weekend while at my Haverford reunion, including side trips to Bryn Mawr and Swat. All three are blessed with gorgeous buildings and stunning trees. Haverford and Swarthmore in particular are renowned for their arborita. I was always aware while an undergraduate at the 'Ford that we had a glorious campus with huge stately trees, but only now that I am a conservation professional do I have a full appreciation of what it means to see a Mossy Cup oak that is nearly seven feet in diameter at breast height, or a descendant of the Penn Treaty Elm that was planted in the 1860s and has a nearly complete perimeter of branches that sweep the ground.
Haverford also has its quirky statuary. I am fondest of the marble gargoyle climbing structure carved during the Spring of 1990 by Haverford students under the instruction of fellow Alum Peter Rockwell.