Beginning October 26, the Arboretum will be transformed at night into a fantasy of lantern art depicting Nature’s Treasures, Children’s World and Magical China. Wednesday-Sunday; 5:30-10pm (timed entry).
Join fellow language and plant lovers at this free event to discuss and read passages from the Sweet Breathing of Plants. (New York: North Point Press, 2001)
Spooky Creatures in the Garden Saturday October 27, 8-9am members early entry; 9am-12pm general public
General admission applies. Halloween activities: $3 per child members; $5 per child non-members
Bold shapes and leaf colors make succulents the jewels of the garden. This workshop will cover placing, combining, arranging, maintaining, and propagating succulents. Bring a pot and we will make an arrangement together. $25 members; $35 non-members.
Mitchell Hearns Bishop, the Arboretum’s Curator of Historical Collections, will discuss the use and cultivation of this small tree will be described as well as the unique features of the molecule that gives sandalwood its scent. Used since ancient times for its fragrance and as medicine it was also used in material culture.
Docent-Led Adult Walking Tours are Tuesdays–Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Tours are not offered on “free” Tuesdays (third Tuesday of the month). Please note that tours are not offered during the months of August and September.
Tour the inside of this historical treasure with a knowledgeable docent and learn about what the depot was like when it was operational. Tours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am-4pm, and Sundays 1-4pm.