Sunday, March 3: The grounds will be closed for Maple Sugaring Fest. Please joins us from 1-4 PM for the event. Registration required. Walk-ins welcome at 2:30 PM.

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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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Resilient

On a lovely morning this past April, Dylan Shapiro and I were trying to move some trees that were destined for the hillside above Reeves-Reed Arboretum's fabled Primrose Path. I had rented a miniature walk-behind tractor called a Dingo, and after we loaded the first Avondale cercis onto the bucket, I realized that the Dingo was seriously overmatched. The tree and its substantial rootball weighed at least 300 pounds, probably more, and the Dingo teetered precariously as we crossed the root-rid...

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