Summer hours announced
Arbor View Gardens has opened its gates to the public.
The Gardens will be open Wednesday through Sunday every week throughout the summer and continue through September. Garden hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arbor View is a public botanical garden that includes many aspects of home gardening as well as garden art and a touch of the exotic. Visitors can learn about gardening or enjoy nature’s beauty in various theme garden settings.
The Gardens put down roots in 1975 when the first tree was planted. In the 40 years since, thousands of plant species have been added to create diverse plant environments, ranging from xeric gardens to ponds. This year marks the 17th anniversary of being open to the public.
Numerous brochures and printed handouts are available in the visitor center, based on past interest of gardeners and horticulturists. These include self-guided, walking trail maps, an essay on Garden use for exercise, introduced woody plant invasive species to avoid planting, Native American land history, and design perspectives on the Japanese Teahouse shelter.
Last summer Arbor View placed more emphasis on the environmental dangers of introduced invasive species, their removal and planting an increased proportion of native plants.
This spring the Garden embarked on an effort to renovate garden beds with an increased emphasis on sustainability with groundcovers.
On hand is also a “Little Free Library” containing books on gardening, natural and environmental sciences, ecosystem health, social justice and recreational reading.
Admission to Arbor View Gardens is through a free will donation.
The Gardens are located a half-mile southeast of Embarrass, on the corner of Palmer Road and County Trunk C.