Many, many thanks to the 12 individuals who graciously volunteered, collectively, over 145 hours of service to the Arboretum's many visitors and guests this season.
Patricia Wherry, a "regular" here at the Arboretum had this to say about her experience working as a docent, "The Arboretum is a marvelous place to do outdoor volunteer work and learn at the same time. I met a broad range of folks, locals and visitors." Many visitors return to the Arboretum several times throughout the year to enjoy the changing landscape, and a couple after a few visits, were heard to say, "Who is docent-ing today? I'd like to ask a few questions..." What a great way to enhance the visitor experience.
We will conduct docent training workshops on an every-other-year cycle, so look for announcements in 2019 if you have interest in learning about the Arboretum and sharing your knowledge with others.