Adkins Arboretum Offers Bus Trip to New York Botanical Garden on Oct. 11

Join Adkins Arboretum on Fri., Oct. 11 for an exceptional day at the New York Botanical Garden. A National Historic Landmark, the Garden features one of the world’s greatest collections of flora showcased within 250 acres of natural terrain, dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and ponds, a 50-acre old growth forest and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

The day will include a guided tour of the Garden’s new 3.5-acre Native Plant Garden, which highlights the beauty and diversity of native plants and the best in contemporary garden design. Designed by Oehme, van Sweden, this new garden combines contemporary architectural elements, dramatic water features, sustainable materials and diverse plantings to celebrate the elegant beauty of native plants, the drama of the natural landscape, and the Garden’s commitment to education and conservation.

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Guides stationed throughout the exhibition will provide an in-depth look into kiku, and visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of trees native to Japan. Additional highlights include the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden, the restorative and tranquil haven of the Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden, and Four Seasons, an installation of sculptures by contemporary American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas.

The bus departs from Creamery Lane/Aurora Park Drive parking lot in Easton at 7 a.m. and from Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely at 7:30 a.m. An additional stop for Chestertown-area participants will be made upon request. The bus will depart from NYBG at 6 p.m. to return to the Arboretum at 9:30 p.m. and Creamery Land at 10 p.m.

Advance registration is required. The fee of $125 for members and $150 for non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, an All-Garden Pass, a curator-guided tour of the Native Plant Garden, and a gourmet bagged lunch. Dinner may be purchased at the Garden.

For more information or to register, visit or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.