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THE NEED FOR A NEW ARBORETUM CENTER

Meeting A Need

Today the Arboretum Visitor's Center includes one classroom that serves as an art gallery, boardroom, volunteer and staff workroom, children's classroom, community meeting room, and lecture hall. Without adequate facilities, these activities compete for space, limiting the size of the audience and the number of programs that can be offered.

The public's interest and demand for quality programs about ecology and native plants is expanding each year. Teachers are looking to the Arboretum for ecology and environmental curriculum programs and class trips. These increased demands have created the need to expand the Arboretum’s facilities.

Additional facilities for educational programs will enable the Arboretum to reach a broader audience: children, families, amateur and professional horticulturists, natural resource managers, artists, photographers, and all lovers of the outdoors to serve our region as:

Playing in the children's garden