RESTRICTED HOURS: Arboretum grounds will be open to the public from 1PM to 7PM; however all buildings are closed. Please click 'VISIT' in our menu to read more about RRA's response to COVID-19.

Blog

We Are a Monarch Waystation

Yes, we are! A "Monarch Waystation" that is. After researching about the Monarch Waystation program, I discovered that we already had a designated ID #, which means we have been a waystation for quite some time. We are station #194 on the www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/ monarch map. Annually we have seen the monarch and her eggs and the caterpillar on our milkweed plants.

Read More

Bonsai, The Living Art

First of all, it's pronounced "bone-sigh," not banzai. Bonsai means "potted plant" in Japanese, an appropriately understated description of a great – and greatly misunderstood – art form. Banzai, on the other hand, is a Japanese war cry, derived from the phrase "may you live ten thousand years." It seems a little counterintuitive to wish your enemy ten millenia of life, but in fact, this wish was intended for their emperor. The English equivalent might be "God save the king". What ever ba...

Read More

Summer Camp

We just wrapped up our first week here at Elephant Tree Nature Camp. It's crazy how quickly those 5 days flew by! We still have some spaces left in our other camps as well. If you are interested in sending your child to summer camp at the Arboretum, here is a brief overview of what happens each week.

The Elephant Tree Nature Camp is perfect for any kids who enjoy playing outside, learning about the natural world, and making new friends. Every day, we go on a hike, visit our fish pond, ...

Read More