It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us! As we reflect on this past year, a few things come to mind…
Thank you for helping us connect kids to nature! In 2013, 944 children experienced the arboretum through school field trips, nature clubs, leaf labs and nature play activities. If your children or grandchildren are not growing in their understanding of the natural world or spending enough time outdoors, ask their school to contact us for a spring field trip.
We added 141 new trees and shrubs to the collection this year. We now have over 2,100!
Need gift ideas? An arboretum membership is the perfect way to express thanks, love or friendship to somebody special. Then they can experience this beautiful, serene place for themselves. If interested, call Beth at 515.992.4211.
On your next visit, stop by the Vista Room. For a $20 donation, you receive a set of note-cards featuring trees and vistas of the arboretum. The Vista Room is the perfect space for a gathering any time of year for family, friends and co-workers. Call to reserve a date!
Looking ahead to 2014…
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
The Brenton Arboretum Staff
Brenton Arboretum is a lovely, serene haven when blanketed under frosty snow during winter months. Start a new tradition of strolling through the conifers with your family this holiday season. What a great way to create cherished moments with your loved ones!