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  • Gnomes, Gardens, and Gifts

    Where do gnomes come from? Long ago and far away.
  • Getting Crafty

    ‘Tis the season of giving, and what better gift is there than something handmade and from the heart? Children and adults can expand their crafty capabilities and take home a one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired piece of art by enrolling in one of the Arboretum’s winter classes.
    Whether you have a passion for paper, a fascination with fiber, or a curiosity for clay, the perfect gift for a loved one or a timeless treasure for yourself is awaiting you.
  • Why These Trees?

    Tree House Tales features great stories, and yes, lots of history.
  • Staying Grounded

    Aren’t tree houses supposed to be in trees?
  • Meet the Trees and Their Houses

    Every tree has a story. Learn about the history of the tree behind each of our tree houses.
  • The Gift of Stories From Trees

    The story of the trees is calling you to the Arboretum this fall. At our Tree House Tales exhibition, you and your family can explore the Bur Oak Clubhouse, the Empress Tree Castle, and more. Each tree house is built near the tree it represents and provides clues about its identity and story.