As we ring in the new year here at the Arboretum, we’re celebrating some of our successes from 2021. None of this would be possible without you – we’re so thankful for your continued support of our mission to cultivate connections between people, plants and places!

Membership held their first-annual Spring and Fall Plant Sale and Vendor Market, which featured Arboretum favorites grown at the Production Greenhouse and over 14 local vendors, farms, and small businesses. 

Our volunteer program launched a new Docent program to educate guests about the Bonsai Garden and the newly-opened Willow Pond

With more people getting outdoors, our membership grew to over 17,000 members. Our membership team has been busy adding exciting new benefits at every level and has raised over $800,000 to help bring improvements to our trails and gardens, support valuable education programs and so much more!

In a first-ever collaboration between the Arboretum’s Exhibits and Adult Education programs, images from award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice joined those of 22 student photographers in the breathtaking exhibit The Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey.

In April, 18 sculptures joined our gardens for the Wild Art exhibit, featuring works by 17 artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Nine of the pieces were sold, benefiting 8 artists and supporting future education and exhibit programs at the Arboretum. 

After years of planning, we finally welcomed Arbor Huescapes by Michael Fowler. The exhibit, featuring abstract landscape paintings, is on display through January 9, 2022. 

Winter Lights was back and bigger than ever with over one million lights and brand new designs. Guests were excited to return to the walk-through format, and we sold over 27,600 tickets. 

Thank You for being such an important part of YOUR Arboretum. We hope you have a happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!