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Guided Walks

First Saturday Walks

First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.
Free for members/$5 for non-members (includes Arboretum admission)

Join a docent naturalist to explore the Arboretum’s rich and unique native plant habitats, including mature and young native forests, meadows, a wetland, rain and pollinator gardens, the Native Plant Nursery, and the children’s teaching garden. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last about an hour. Advance registration is appreciated to help our staff plan. Registration is highly recommended; walks with insufficient registration may be canceled. Walks may be canceled due to inclement weather, so please keep an eye on the forecast.

2023 walks are offered on January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7.

2024 Soup 'n Walk Programs

Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, you’ll return to the Visitor’s Center for a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief talk about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided. All gift shop purchases are 20% off on Soup ’n Walk days. Click the dates below for themes and menus. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate dogs, so please leave them at home.

Healing Walks

Whether you are suffering from a loss, traumatic experience, or the demands of caretaking, nature has the power to soothe and restore. Join naturalist Jenny Houghton on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. for a nature support group.  We’ll take a leisurely stroll along our paths while listening, sharing, or simply soaking in the silence. To participate, contact Jenny at jhoughton@adkinsarboretum.

Guided Tours for Groups