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One of the reasons I love public horticulture is the opportunity for new experiences. This past Saturday afforded me just that. We had a booking for a private tour for a group with visual impairments. I did my best to prepare for this unusual engagement, but in the end I was left surprised and pleased while wholly out of my depth. They taught me that bright colors are best. To say "look at your 12 o'clock" instead of "look ahead" .
On Saturday evening, June 10, the gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food as we celebrate our most eagerly anticipated annual fundraiser, ART in the Garden. Long time Reeves-Reed friends, Christine and Scott Hayward, will be honored in recognition of their continued generous support of the Arboretum. Scott served as RRA Board President for four years and led th...
In 1916, the property that is now Reeves-Reed Arboretum changed hands. The Wisner family, who built the house that currently serves as the heart of the Arboretum (and bears the family's name), sold the property to John and Susan Reeves. About six months after the Reeves moved into their new home, the United States entered the first World War, which had already been raging for nearly three years. It was the end of an era in every sense of the word. But the end of one era marks the beginning of...