ARBORETUM NEWS (NEWS)

An Illustrated Native Plant Garden

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013

This month, an illustrated Gardening with Natives column finds a temporary home here on the website, as we honor Arboretum volunteers in the March Friends of the Arboretum Newsleaf. Volunteers are critically important to Arboretum work and we also enjoy working and learning together. In the Native Plant Garden, 67 volunteers contributed 1077 gardening hours in 2012. Thank you! See the full story and photos at

An Illustrated Native Plant Garden

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.