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Slayton Arboretum Summer Programs

Click here to view full size picture Originally a donation to the College in 1922, the Slayton Arboretum was little more than a plot of 14 acres. Over 80+ years, and under the guidence of various college professors and the dedication of volunteers, "The Arb" has become what it is today. It boasts over 1,100 species or varieties of plants on 40 acres, providing research opportunities for students, and community enjoyment. Weddings, outdoor concerts and plays are held in the natural amphitheater, while horiticultural tours are offered throughout the year.
The Arb is supported through Friends of the Slayton Arboretum, and the Annual Plant Sale. Other events include a variety of summer programs for children, as well as classes for the inquisitive adult.

Adult Summer programs
Children's Programs

Adult Summer programs

Adult summer classes are held from June to August and cover a variety of topics. Recent programs have included Native Plants and Heirloom Seeds, as well as Grilling From the Garden. For more information, contact:
Susan Betz
or via e-mail: dsbetz@qcnet.net

Children's Programs

Children's programs at the Arboretum are held mornings, June-August. Catering to a variety of ages, programs have included Art in the Garden(grades 3-5), and Stories in the Garden(preschool). Pre-registration is required for some events
For more information, contact Susan Betz:
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