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I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now. In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".
The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".
I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!
We all know someone who was supposed to get married this year. Brides and grooms who spent countless hours planning their picture-perfect wedding with lots of family and friends, delicious food and dancing the night away. But Covid-19 had different plans, and so many couples found themselves scrambling to reschedule and collect deposits. Weddings from the spring moved to the fall, and then the fall weddings were cancelled, too.
Weddings at the Arboretum have always been...
ART in the Garden Virtual Gala and Auction
Saturday, September 26
ART in the Garden is our biggest fundraiser and we need your help now more than ever. COVID and Hurricane Isaias combined have put a tremendous strain on our financial resources:
- The cancellation of Daffodil Day and our spring programs and school field trips resulted in an estimated $26,000 loss in income.