Summit Garden Tour online registration closes May 29 at 3 pm. Tickets for the day of the tour are $55 and can be purchased in the Wisner House starting at 9 am.

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Imaginature: Children's Book Art

As a child, I spent a lot of time curled up with a book, typically one with captivating illustrations that would pull me into the fictional or symbolic world of the story. I preferred books in which the main characters were plants and animals, and I took that new information and inspiration outside to experience and observe nature firsthand. This exploration of nature through literature has stayed with me throughout my life. What started with Eric Carle’s picture books “The Very Hungry Ca...

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Visits to the Gallery

One of the joys of teaching at the Arboretum is drawing ideas for programs from our lovely surroundings. Plants, animals, birdsong, and breezes engage the senses and offer endless chances for connection and curiosity. Daily and seasonal happenings in nature -- big and small --invite us to notice and discover. We’re lucky to be able to use the whole Arboretum as our inspiration and classroom!

In addition, the beautiful and diverse art exhibits in the Frank Juliano Gallery in Wisner Ho...

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Exploring the Exhibition, NATURE: In and Out of Focus

Chances are, if you are reading this blog, it’s because you have a profound appreciation and respect for nature. Everyone’s favorite Jeopardy host, the late Alex Trebek once said, “if you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, something’s wrong with you.”

 It’s in our biology to marvel at our surroundings, and since the dawn of humanity, people have used art to express our relationship to our environment.  At times, we create art to convey information about new things we hav...

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