Exploring in the Rain

The Arboretum is often as quiet as a ghost town during (and after) a rain storm.  The stillness after the rain today provided some beautiful scenes.  It is our goal to find beauty in even the smallest of things.  (any of these images may be clicked to enlarge)


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Gardens of the Arboretum Series: The Alpine (Rock) Garden

By Paul Kammerdiner

Perhaps one of our most underexplored gardens, but one virtually everyone walks by on a visit, is the Alpine Garden. This long narrow space runs in front of the Education Center and stretches from the service road in the west up to the Ornamental Grass Garden toward the east. It also includes the space right after the annual garden bed on either side of the memorial brick walkway into the Education Center.

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