The Arboretum will not be holding a Holiday House Tour this year. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Looking Back on Fall, Forward to Spring

By the time I post this, Autumn may be a memory except for the lingering Oak and Beech leaves and the crunch of leaves in the woodland trails.

 

This time of year the Horticulture Department is potting up the last of the non-hardy plants and winterizing the cannas by reducing them to tubers, and they’ll sleep away the winter in the wine ...

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Creating Community Partnership with GRACE

It is said that gardening creates community. And this pleasant saying rings true each time that I tend and nurture a growing garden.

Oftentimes, as I’m tending the Children’s Square Foot Garden in front of the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Education Center, I get many curious onlookers who are interested in what’s growing. Ultimately, they ask what’s my role at the Arboretum – they wonder whether I’m on staff or am I a volunteer?  My answer is always the same - I tell t...

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Monarchs in Trouble

It is not really news that Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Their numbers have been dropping steadily for the last twenty or more years. Last week, (August 2022) the International Union for the Conservation of Nature put the Monarch on their red list of species that are endangered. This holds no legal protections or incentives to help the Monarch, but it shows that scientists are justifiably worried.

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