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Wednesdays in the Arboretum

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Join the experts of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County for this year’s “Wednesdays in the Arboretum,” free, weekly lectures centered on home and gardening topics. Make plans to attend any or all of the lectures now through August 10 from 7-8:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend this program and no registration is needed.  Lectures are held in the Nannen Arboretum’s outdoor classrooms or, in the event of rain, indoors at the Town Center at 28 Parkside Drive.

This year’s topics are as follows:

July 13: Native Plants

Naturalist Susan Avery will present information on the importance of native plants for birds, bees and other insects.

July 20: Garden Decorations

Nan Miller, master gardener, will conduct a class on making cement leaves, a beautiful decoration for your garden. Participants will need to bring a board (2×3 ft.) to carry the leaf home, a large leaf such as a hosta or rhubarb leaf, a pair of rubber gloves and $3 for materials.

July 27: Ornamental Grasses

Master Gardener Pat Kerl will discuss different types of grasses and demonstrate how to incorporate them into your landscape.

August 3: Children’s Night

Children’s activities in the arboretum include a nature scavenger hunt and making a take-home project, a “cute” bug made from a golf ball.

August 10: Traveling the Gardens of England

Enjoy following the travels of Sharon Reed as she takes us on a trip to the Chelsea Garden Show and the royal Botanic Gardens of England.

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