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Adkins Arboretum Offers Free Admission on June 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - MAY 21, 2009)

Adkins Arboretum will waive admission fees on Sun., June 6. The public is invited to explore the Arboretum's 400 acres of native woodlands, wetlands, gardens and meadows along four miles of maintained paths and view Wetlands and Landscapes, an exhibit by artist Emmy Savage. Visitors can also enjoy an audio tour that provides lessons about the Arboretum's plant communities and ecology, as well as the Arboretum's bookstore and gift shop brimming with selections inspired by nature. The Arboretum's native plant nursery will be open to the public, and plants will be for sale. Arboretum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre living museum, 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 or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.