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US Forest Service honors Rare Care for monitoring rare species

The US Forest Service recognized Rare Care - including hundreds of trained volunteers from all parts of the state - with its Regional Volunteer Award for Citizen Stewardship and Partnerships. Read more->.

Posted on 27 June 2015 | 10:15 am

June Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (June 8 – 21, 2015) 1)  Cornus controversa           Giant Dogwood A rounded deciduous tree bearing sp, tiered branches and alternate, elliptic leaves, C. controversa can potentially reach 40 feet in height.  White flowers are borne in large, flattened cymes in early summer.  Following the flowers, masses of deep […] Read more->.

Posted on 16 June 2015 | 12:30 am

Meet Our Summer Education Staff

Once again our Summer Camps have grown. Now spanning 10-weeks, we will host hundreds of budding scientists and naturalists at the Washington Park Arboretum and the Center for Urban Horticulture. Our amazing staff comes from all over North America and possesses tremendous experience and knowledge. Michelle Brownell, Garden Guide Michelle grew up in Springfield, IL […] Read more->.

Posted on 9 June 2015 | 11:59 am

Glimpse into the past – the Legend of the Flamingos and the Silver Egg

Urban horticulture has come a long way from the days of the pink flamingos, but they still hold a special place in our hearts! Read more->.

Posted on 4 June 2015 | 5:11 pm

What to Read this Summer? We Have Suggestions!

We hope summer brings you sun, fresh air, and time to read. On display this month in the Miller Library you'll find a few off-the-beaten-path selections to engage your intellect this summer. Read more->.

Posted on 3 June 2015 | 2:44 pm

May Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (May 11-24, 2015) 1)  Cytisus x praecox ’Luteus’           Warminster Broom This broom is a hybrid of C. multiflorus and C. purgans and is located on Arboretum Drive in the Legume Collection. Many of the brooms are blooming now or soon to bloom, including the pineapple broom, Argyrocytisus battandieri[…] Read more->.

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 4:15 pm

Restoration and Renewal in the Goodfellow Grove

It's spring and time for a full on revival in the Center for Urban Horticulture's Goodfellow Grove! Read more->.

Posted on 11 May 2015 | 11:45 am

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