Native Plant Trust


Arbor Day

Join us for our fifth annual celebration of New England’s trees and forests! Since 1872, this environmentalist holiday has encouraged Americans to become closer to our trees, whether by planting them for ecological health and beauty, learning about tree care, or simply enjoying a walk in the woods. What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than at Garden in the Woods?

For Adults: To receive a free native tree from our tree giveaway, be sure to arrive at the start of the day. Then join our knowledgeable guides for an up-close look at the Garden and our magnificent trees. Afterward, observe our staff-led tree planting and pruning demonstrations and have your pressing tree questions answered. Finally, don’t forget to check out the new plants and items at our garden shop!

For Children: Throughout the day, families can alternate among several guided and self-directed activities. Children can learn about the parts of a tree as well as its life cycle and life span from our teacher-naturalists at three investigation stations. For some independent exploration, pick up a tree quest to identify trees by their bark and leaves, or try the meet-a-tree activity for a close look at the characteristics of one specimen. Finally, contribute to the grow-a-tree art project, where children can make an art project together!

Date/time detailsThis event. has been postponed due to the COVID-19 threat. Please check back for rescheduling information.
LocationGarden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
FeeFree of charge with Garden admission

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