Adkins Arboretum to Host Magic in the Meadow

Adkins Arboretum promises an enchanted evening when it hosts the second annual Magic in the Meadow, a dazzling event to benefit the children and adults served by the Arboretum’s broad array of education programs. As twilight falls from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 26, guests will mingle in the meadow, beneath the stars, or under a tent, surrounded by the Arboretum’s 400 acres of majestic native meadows, wetlands, forests and streams.

The evening will feature sumptuous food, cocktails and live music with Dan Saunders. The Delmarva Stargazers will be on hand to help guests explore the beauty of the Arboretum’s night skies through telescopes.

Magic in the Meadow guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique items during the live and silent auctions taking place throughout the evening. A sampling of the items, generously donated by Arboretum supporters, includes

* a five-day private English gardens tour for four;
* a week’s stay at a gracious Durango, Colo., vacation home;
* three delightful boat cruises to choose from, with you and your guests exploring the Chesapeake from Kent Narrows, the Corisca and Chester rivers, or the Miles River;
* a one-week ocean-side springtime retreat for up to eight people on the Outer Banks in Avon, N.C.;
* a Northern Italian dinner for six at Avon View—the beautiful Royal Oak waterfront home of Arboretum Trustee Leslie Westbrook and Paolo Frigerio;
* a weeklong stay at an oceanfront family condo in Ocean City, Md.; and
* a night on the town in Easton, Md., featuring a limousine ride with cocktails to and from dinner for six at the chef’s table at Martini’s Restaurant.

Tickets for Magic in the Meadow are $95 per person and can be reserved by calling 410-634-2847, extension 0 or by e-mailing by Fri., Sept. 18. Tickets will be held at the door. For more information, visit

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