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Adkins Arboretum to Sponsor Fourth Annual Magic in the Meadow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—MAY 31, 2011)

Adkins Arboretum promises an enchanted evening Sat., Sept. 24, 2011 when it hosts the fourth annual Magic in the Meadow, a dazzling event to benefit the Arboretum's conservation programs. As twilight falls, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., guests will mingle in the meadow surrounded by the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native gardens, wetlands, forests and streams.

The evening will feature the music of the incomparable Stef Scaggiari, sumptuous multicourse small plates and hors d’oeuvres prepared by PeachBlossom, cocktails and delicious complementing wines.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique items during the live and silent auctions taking place throughout the evening. Items range from fine wines to art, private parties and dinners, and custom travel packages to stunning destinations.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $125 per person and can be reserved by visiting www.magicinthemeadow.org, calling 410-634-2847, extension 21, or e-mailing ltison@adkinsarboretum.org. Contact Kate Rattie at 410-634-2847, extension 33 or krattie@adkinsarboretum.org for information about table benefactor or sponsorship opportunities. For the latest information on auction items, visit www.magicinthemeadow.org.

Magic in the Meadow is sponsored in part by CNB (Green Legacy Sponsor); Accounting Strategies Group, LLC (Green Supporter Sponsor); Choptank Electric Cooperative, MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Green Steward Sponsors).

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 or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.