Garden Hours:   Daily from 8am – sunset
John J. Willaman Education Center:   Daily from 9am – 4pm


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Sidewalk Chalk Walk

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Get your creative juices flowing and join us as we draw our way through Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens! In this morning of “graffiti with permission” we will use sidewalk chalk to illustrate a mural stretching from the Green Ribbon Native Plant® Gardens near the John J. Willaman Education Center through the forest, and all the way down to the pond. Do not miss this special morning of family fun and endless doodling! Be sure to…

Jenkins Explorers: Thursday Nature Stories

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Led by staff and volunteers Come and visit our Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. After the stories, you and your child or grandchild are welcome to borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free of charge. Rain or shine event. Pre-registration required REGISTER

Bonsai Bonanza!

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Led by John Cassels, Hamilton Educational Fellow and Bonsai Enthusiast Bonsai is an ancient art form that has existed for centuries.  It inspires creativity and connects people to the natural world.  However, not everyone knows how to train a tree to grow into a miniature living masterpiece.  If you have been considering picking up Bonsai as a hobby but never knew where to start, have no fear.  Come join us for a crash course on…

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The John J. Willaman Center is like a giant tree house, extending high up into the tree canopy, while simultaneously looking down over the gardens.  It is a most spectacular garden sculpture, the form of which reinforces its identity and function. Thus, in so many ways The Center is the lens through which we understand and see into the gardens.   Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a garden for all seasons, and the architecture of this