The Arboretum buildings and grounds will close to the public at 3PM on Wednesday, August 4 to prepare for the 'Songs in the Garden' concert. Please join us!

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Summer is in Full Bloom

Warm days, laughter, nature hikes, gardening, crafts, visits to the pond, feeding the fish, playing games, cooking, making new discoveries, story time and learning. These words reflect the scenes which you encounter, as you peek behind the scenes of the Arboretum's summer camp season which is in full session.

 

Planting, searching for insects, learning about indigenous people, building bean teepees, creating art, that's just some of the thin...

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Planning Our Garden

It's springtime at the Arboretum! and the children in the Let's Get Growing and Garden Palooza mini camp programs have been eagerly learning the Square Foot Gardening method.


Our little gardeners have been busy designing their gardens on paper; learning how to build a 1 x 1 foot square foot garden box; practicing how to sow seed...

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The Sunny Side

Since the children's Square Foot Garden began in 2016 at the Stackhouse Education Center, I've lamented the lack of full day sun in certain parts of the garden. Over the years we've trimmed back a few branches on the giant black oak and adjusted our expectations and made due by growing leafy greens and root vegetables in the areas which get less than 6-8 hours of sunlight. And despite the less than ideal situa...

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