The Dirt: Behind the Scenes at the Arboretum

By Wendy Kass

Is it a plant sale or is a par­ty? It’s the best of both!

Over the years, the Arbore­tum has host­ed spring­time events” rang­ing from fan­cy dress-up catered din­ners to more casu­al Sun­day brunch­es. Fri­day evening’s mem­bers-only Pick of the Pots” dur­ing the spring and fall plant sales is a wor­thy suc­ces­sor in that tra­di­tion. This infor­mal event allows our sup­port­ers to get first dibs” on our plants that will be for sale to the gen­er­al pub­lic the fol­low­ing two days.

Home­made hors d’oeuvres and wine, beer, and non-alco­holic bev­er­ages are offered to our mem­bers, cour­tesy of the Board of Trustees. It’s our way of say­ing thank you for sup­port­ing the Arbore­tum and its mission.

Last May, I saw smiles every­where, cer­tain­ly among the plants for sale, but espe­cial­ly at the tables of food and wine. It was obvi­ous that every­one felt in the com­pa­ny of friends. It’s a great time to renew your mem­ber­ship, eat, drink, relax, and enjoy talk­ing to kin­dred spir­its. And shop for plants! and books too!

Your next oppor­tu­ni­ty: Pick of the Pots will be held on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 8, 47 PM, pre­ced­ing the Fall Plant Sale.

Summer 2018

Volume 36 , Number 3

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