Arboretum Explorer: Can't-miss updates from your Arboretum
June 2021

ArborEvenings Kicks Off June 10!

Music, friends and refreshments: what better way to spend a summer evening, especially when surrounded by gorgeous gardens and inspiring art? Our ArborEvenings sip-and-stroll series returns on June 10, and you're invited! Listen to live music, enjoy a local beverages and explore our Wild Art outdoor sculpture showcase in the glow of the golden hour. Plus, turn the evening into a picnic dinner when you pre-order food from the Bent Creek Bistro! Be sure to check back for the complete schedule and musical lineup.

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Find Time to Shine as a Volunteer

Volunteers at the Arboretum bring their energy and enthusiasm to every aspect of our daily operations, from gardening to greeting guests! There is so much going on at the Arboretum right now, and volunteering is a great way to get outside and meet new people while working as a part of a team. Volunteers not only receive discounts to the Bent Creek Bistro and Connections Gallery, but those who dedicate of 50 hours of their time a given year are also given a free parking pass! Add in special workshops, events and training, and volunteering at The North Carolina Arboretum is an even more rewarding experience. See how you can shine as a volunteer!

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Progress on The Path Forward

Thank you! In just over two weeks, you have again answered the call to join us on The Path Forward. More than 75 donors have already given over $47,000 to help bring the Arboretum to everyone. Your generosity continues to be overwhelming. This truly is your Arboretum.

If you have not yet donated, please consider contributing to The Path Forward.

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We can’t wait to provide the next update and let you know all the good work that your gifts make possible. Thank you again!

Flowers Abound in Our Adult Education Classes

Our June Adult Education classes help you take time to really see, smell, touch and connect with the flowers all around us! Join Clara Curtis, designer of the Arboretum’s flower-rich seasonal garden displays, for two classes from our Blue Ridge Eco-Gardener Program: Summer Plants of Interest and Summer Gardening Projects. Gain naturalist skills and confidence with instructor Scott Dean in the online series Summer Flora Identification, with options for guided wildflower walks, or choose to take the course entirely on the trail with the Summer Flora Identification Field Course. Then, June wraps up with the hands-on workshop Arranging the Petite Posy Bouquet with Niki Irving, author of the recently published book Growing Flowers. Join us this month!

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Adult Education Programs are supported in part by Biltmore Farms Hotels and the Laurel of Asheville.

What's Beautiful Today

From bright coral native honeysuckles to lemon yellow evening primroses, the Arboretum is bursting with colorful blooms this month! Check out what's currently in flower in our freshly installed seasonal landscape exhibits and permanent gardens.

See What's Beautiful Today • Phone: 828-665-2492

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