Victor Bakhtin working in studio on the Arboretum mural project.

Victor Bakhtin working in studio on the Arboretum mural project.

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Remembering Victor Bakhtin Arboretum News

Greg Armstrong was the Arboretum’s director from 1983 to 2004. Armstrong met and became friends with artist Victor Bakhtin while planning the Visitor Center building addition in the 1990s, and …

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Cross-country skiers at the UW–Madison Arboretum (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW Communications)

Ski and Snowshoe Trail Information, 2016–17 Arboretum News

The Arboretum is prepared for snow! For visitors, that means a season of skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking. Winter hiking is permitted on all 20 miles of Arboretum trails unless otherwise …

A Civilian Conservation Corps crew in 1935 turns the soil of an old farm field in preparation for a prairie restoration planting.

Civilian Conservation Corps Naturalists’ Notes

A smaller-than-usual group, about 10 visitors, turned out for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) tour today.  It was a warm and somewhat windy afternoon. We began with a brief explanation …

Photo: Carol Wood

Art on View: Carol Wood Photography Arboretum News

In November and December, photographs by Carol Wood will be displayed in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery.

Carol Wood is drawn to photography through her love of nature. The camera lens draws her …