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Adkins Arboretum Celebrates Autumn with Festival of Leaves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - SEPTEMBER 10, 2010)

Celebrate the autumn glory of the native plants, trees and forests of the Eastern Shore at Adkins Arboretum's Festival of Leaves, Sat., Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a special day in nature along with artisans and crafters and book signings by artist and children's author/illustrator Marcy Ramsey. A fun-filled day for families and children, Festival of Leaves will also feature hayrides, a puppet show, pony rides, children's crafts, games and much more. Learn lessons about the Native American natural world from educator John Fishback, revel in dynamic storytelling with John Grega and kick back to the music of Chris, Pres and Jodie. Lunch, refreshments, ice cream and desserts will be available for purchase.

The Festival of Leaves is sponsored in part by Chester River Health System. Admission for individuals is $4 for Arboretum members/$5 general public. Families can enjoy the day at a special family rate of $15 for Arboretum members/$20 general public. For more information, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.