Amazing Spaces: Places and Escapes

Voters' Choice Treehouse Winners

The Amazing Spaces treehouse exhibit was a highlight for summer visitors to the Arboretum. Twelve amazing and whimsical treehouses were visited by thousands of guests who then voted for their favorite.

The Birdhouse of Arthur J. Wren, Simon Sutherland

Simon Sutherland standing in front of oversized yellow birdhouse.Simon Sutherland's oversized yellow birdhouse, complete with perch, warming stove and English decor, won over voters with its charm and personality. Arthur J. Wren had lovely nature studies on the wall, tea service and a complete pantry of bird seed that delighted voters.


Upside Down Treehouse, Bruce Lemke

Treehouse hung high from a might oak tree.Runner-up was Bruce Lemke's wonderful Upside Down Treehouse, which truly was completely upside down! The furniture and even the rug was attached to the floor as it hung high in a mighty oak tree at the Grasses Collection.


A Bird’s Eye View, Michael Madson

Michael Madson and guest sitting inside the giant bird feeder.Third place was Michael Madson's giant bird feeder which featured mini-feeders nearby and a marine blue bird sculpture. Visitors loved taking photos standing inside the feeder!


The Arboretum is truly grateful to the wonderful artists who participated in the summer exhibition and we know that all of the treehouses were award-worthy!