Greens Sale Kicks Off The Holiday Season At Adkins Arboretum

A beautiful Eastern Shore holiday begins with decorations from the Shore’s woods and meadows. Visit Adkins Arboretum’s annual Holiday Greens Sale, Sat., Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and deck the halls with nature’s renewable resources, including fresh local greens, decorated wreaths, swags, roping, boxwood trees and other natural decorations.

The day will include two natural ornaments workshop sessions, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Guided by garden designer Nancy Beatty, participants will make items such as decorated pinecones, cranberry wreaths and small decorated topiaries using dried flowers, bark, seedpods and other natural materials. All supplies will be provided; participants should bring a sturdy box or basket to carry their creations home. Pre-registration is required for the workshop; the fee is $18 for members, $20 for the general public. Call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 to register.

The Arboretum Gift Shop, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, carries “green” gifts, including reusable stainless steel water bottles, in addition to books, tote bags, T-shirts and a broad array of nature-themed items. Gift memberships help to support the Arboretum’s conservation mission while lessening the giver’s carbon footprint.

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. A peaceful walk in the Arboretum woods renews the spirit for the holiday season. For additional information about Arboretum programs, or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.