Elisabeth C. Miller Library

Planting Seeds of Enthusiasm & Participation

A love of plants unites Arboretum supporters. People have donated everything from entire plant collections to individual plants dug up just before a plant sale. The interview clips here tell stories about loving plants and about enjoying a good, solid community effort.

Mrs Donald Graham RhododendronDonald Graham, Jr

Donald Graham, Jr tells a humorous story about the hybrid rhododendron, ‘Mrs. Donald Graham.’


Donald Graham, Jr. talks about the coincidence of early events that led to his father’s interest in both the Arboretum and rhododendrons.

Barbara Harris (and friend)Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris (right in photo) describes how the plant donations nursery got started.

Sheila TaftSheila Taft

Horticultural therapist Sheila Taft reminisces about changes in the Arboretum plant sale over the years.