Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery Open to the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - JULY 6, 2010)

For the first time in its 30-year history, Adkins Arboretum's Native Plant Nursery is open to the public. The nursery offers the region's largest selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, grasses and vines. Native plants provide food and habitat for wildlife and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project. In addition to growing and selling plants native to the coastal plain, nursery staff seek to educate the public about the role native flora plays in land conservation and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Nursery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 32.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of 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 redesign its entrance to broaden educational offerings and public outreach initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.