50th Anniversary

We’re going to be celebrating The Arboretum’s 50 years of research, experiential learning, and community engagement all year long! Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media for news.

Past Events


Local Leadership and Global Impact: Botanic Gardens Advancing Food Security

Banner image of a woman's face with text Local Leadership and Global Impact: Botanic Gardens Advancing Food Security. A talk and virtual celebration of UofG's Arboretum 50 years and growing.

 

Our kick-off event was broadcast on October 18th, 2020. Pre-recorded in the pandemic, our program featured a talk by Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin, Executive Director of the US Botanic Garden; a report on some of our conservation and collections efforts by Sean Fox, Manager of Collections; and a musical piece ‘Arboretum Improvisation’ recorded during the summer shutdowns by percussionist Richard Burrows playing marimba on our renovated boardwalk in Wild Goose Woods! Watch the full program below or find individual sections linked in the program.

Program

This begins a year-long celebration featuring many facets of the Arboretum — past, present, and looking to the future.

 


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