Greenery orders will be available for pick up at the Stackhouse Education Center on December 4, 5 and 6 from 10AM to 4PM.

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October Discovery Saturdays

In October, our drop-in Saturday program focused on the Arboretum's "Historical Roots," with each session covering a different aspect of the past. Throughout the month, we explored topics including this area's role during the American Revolution. October 15 brought many visitors to the grounds, since it was Four Centuries in a Weekend, an opportunity for visitors to see historic sites throughout Union County.  Families who came to the Education Center discovered what it was like to be "A Ch...

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Boon

Etymologically speaking, the title of this post may or may not be related to the subject of this post – the heirloom gladiolus 'Boone', named for the North Carolina town where it was rediscovered. Boon in the sense of a gift or an unexpected benefit comes from the Old Norse. The name Boone – the town was named after famed frontiersmen Daniel Boone – comes from either the French locale Bohun, or from the Norman word "bon," for good, or from the Dutch word "boene", or bean, denoting someo...

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ART in the Garden Gala 2016

The Arboretum is in a flurry of activity as we get ready for ART in the Garden 2016.  Garden sculptures are being installed throughout the grounds, art work is being hung in the Wisner House Gallery, tons of plants are being added to the flower beds and borders, and auction items are coming through the door.

ART in the Garden is the Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual garden party and largest fu...

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