What's Happening at the Arboretum

All events are open to the public and free, except as noted. They are held in the Arboretum's Horticulture Building, unless otherwise stated. The Arboretum is open daily for self-guided tours from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 
Mark your calendar for the Arboretum's popular annual upcoming events. More

Events for July and August 2017

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    Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations.
    May 20 to November 17. An ongoing exhibit of eleven unique sculptures that have been installed to highlight and complement the South African and New Zealand gardens. More.

  • arboretum signFriends of the Arboretum Board Meeting. Wednesday, July 26, 5 pm in Horticulture II building.
  • epilobium canumCommunity Day, August 1. The first Tuesday of each month, the Arboretum is open without charge to visitors.
  • tourFirst Saturday Free TourAugust 5. Free tour with paid admission. Meet at Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop at 11:00 am.
  • Salvia spathaceaArboretum Phenology Walk. August 19, Saturday, 2-4 pm. Join a national effort to help monitor the effects of climate change on plants. Meet at the picnic table behind Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop. Advanced registration is recommendedMore.

  • Upcoming Annual Events

  • No alternative textAR-B-Q/Annual Appreciation Event. Sunday, September 17.
  • dendromecon harfordiiFall Plant Sale. Saturday, October 14, 10 am-12 pm Members, 12-4 pm Open to Public. At this annual Arboretum event, gardeners and landscapers in the know purchase high-quality, regionally friendly plants at great prices.
  • No alternative textWreath & Gift Sale. Saturday, November 18, 9-10 am Members, 10 am-4 pm Open to Public. For this annual event, Arboretum staff, volunteers, and local artists create gorgeous wreaths and dried flower arrangements, many from the Arboretum’s own rare and extraordinary succulents and plants.