We came to the Arboretum last July when the mosquitoes were insane. April there were no bugs, however there were very few leaves or blossoms to see also. The magnolias were doing their thang tho!
In 1910, the land was bought by landscape architect William Lincoln Taylor, who started the 155 acre farm. Many of the trees in the arboretum were grown and created by Mr. Taylor. The Klehm family bought the nursery in 1968 and maintained it until 1985, when they donated it to the county as long as it stayed an arboretum. It took a bit of time to sort things out, however the Arboretum opened in March 1998.
Rhododendron area. Ah, I must come back soon!!
Again, the magnolias were the stars!!
Red horse chestnut
Peonies of every color.
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