As you walk down the slope where the new steps and Arbor are located, you enter the open field which borders our gardens and into what is being developed as our Arboretum. Every year visitors to our Open Houses enter through the gate at the top of the field and drive through this area to reach our retail site. Our goal is to continue planting in the Arboretum with the trees and shrubs we offer as well as some specimen plants which we are testing for hardiness in our area.
During the summer of 2003 Rick began work on the Arboretum tilling the beds and preparing the soil. By late fall an assortment of Conifers were planted in the first bed. Most of these were quite small, either 2" liner or quart pots. A year later they're still small but they're growing!