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Photo by Daniel Beltrá

4th Annual Photography Symposium

The Arboretum is proud to host celebrated photographers Daniel Beltrá and Molly Steinwald Saturday, June 11, in "Full Exposure: Images to Change the Future," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oswald Visitor Center. These international photographers tell the story of environmental degradation while conveying a message of hope and restoration.

A world-renowned conservation photographer, Beltrá's photographs have become the iconographic images of man's impact on our planet. The images are beautiful, riveting, and ultimately terrifying. You cannot look at them without being changed.

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Photo by Tracy Walsh

June Gardening Tips

The tulips were stunning while they lasted, and the annuals are being planted this week. On June 11, we'll offer free (with Arb admission) rose pruning and demos: Pruning Espalier, 9 a.m. to noon in the Home Demo Garden. Come see for yourself what's growing in our garden!

Meanwhile, get a few tips on tending your own garden this month, courtesy of Pete Moe, director of operations at the Arboretum: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/junegardeningtips.aspx

 

Explore the Grounds

We can't imagine anyone ever growing tired of exploring the beauty of the gardens. But perhaps it's time to try a new way to see the sights at the Arb:

--Hike the Bog Walk along Green Heron Trail. Recently renovated and re-opened for service, it's a glorious way to see some new sights. http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/bogwalk.aspx

--Take a tram tour aboard the Trumpet Creeper Tram. A narrated tour of the 1,100+ acres of gardens and woodlands. Monday through Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Thursday tram tour times are noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for sale at the Oswald Visitor Center.

--Go on a "Walk for the Curious." Coming up: Saturdays, June 4 and 11. Register: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/walksandfitness.aspx

--Get a free Arboretum Highlights tour: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., departing from the Oswald Visitor Center.  

 

More Happenings

--It's almost here! Make reservations for Gala in the Gardens, our spectacular annual gala fundraising event, set for Wednesday, June 15, 6 to 9 p.m. www.arboretum.umn.edu/gala.aspx

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