What's Happening at the Garden

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for future Nature Craft Workshops.

Events for May and June

  • tourFirst Saturday Free Tour, June 2. Free tour with paid admission. Meet at Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop at 11:00 am.
  • flowersCommunity Day, June 5. The first Tuesday of every month admission is free to all visitors. NOTEDue to limited parking at the Arboretum and the popularity of Community Day, we greatly encourage visitors to carpool, bike, walk or use public transportation as much as possible.
  • arboretum pathwayArboretum Phenology Walk. Saturday, June 9, 11:00am-1pm. Do you enjoy watching plants change through the seasons? Would you like to be a part of a national effort to monitor the effects of climate change? Advanced registration is recommended.
  • bird walksBird Walks with the Bird School Project. Sunday, June 10, 7:30am - 9:00am. Free for Arboretum Members. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
  • flowerVolunteer Enrichment SeriesWednesday, June 13, Succulents, Cacti, Aroma Garden & South African Garden, with Martin Quigley & Linda McNally. 
  • printNature Craft Workshop: Saturday, June 16th from 10 am-2 pm. "Nature's Prints" with Sarah OryJoin us in experiencing the beauty of the Arboretum’s botanical offerings through printmaking. Each participant will take home their print creations and their own carved block for future printmaking. Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Register for this workshop now.
  • Arboretum signArboretum Board Meeting. Wednesday, June 27, 5pm in Horticulture II Building.

Future Nature Craft Workshops:
"Making Plant-Based Salves", Saturday, July 28thLearn about the process of making salve by infusing oil with herbs and adding beeswax.
"Dyeing Wool with Invasive Plants: Land Tending & Re-imagining our Sense of Place"  Saturday, September 29th Join us to learn about harvesting plants for color using fire mimicry and wild-tending techniques.
"Eco-printing on Silk", Saturday, October 27th.  Using leaves, flowers, vegetable skins, mushrooms, nut hulls and roots, we will naturally dye silk scarves.
Gourd Art", to be rescheduled. Learn how to use alcohol inks to create a beautiful gourd bowl and an ornament.