Spring Tree Tour (Free with Park admission)
April 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Join us for an introduction to the Park’s diverse tree collection Walk through the Oriental and Lotus Gardens to see and learn about over 40 varieties of trees, from a giant white oak (Quercus alba, the state tree of Connecticut) to a dwarf mugo pine (Pinus mugo, from alpine Europe), as well as one of the park’s newest trees, a Caucasian wingnut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia – we’ll sort out that Latin name!).
If the weather cooperates, the Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus) and native fringetrees (Chionanthus virginicus) should be in full bloom. Come to enjoy an easy stroll and learn about the trees’ names, where they grow wild, their uses and folklore.
Meeting place: Entrance to Oriental Garden in Lot A.
9:30am to 11:00am
This is a free event but vehicle entrance fees apply.