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White magnolia flowers beginning to bloom

Magnolia buds opening, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

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The Volunteer Community

The Arboretum is a community, made up of many interconnected elements: forests, prairies, visitor center, wetlands – and volunteers everywhere, in Madison, Wisconsin, and across North America. Most of the…

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Celebrate Citizen Science Month: Explore, Learn, Get Involved

This April, volunteers will look to the skies to report arrivals of migrating birds and insects, such as monarch butterflies. Some will search wooded areas to discover and document mushrooms…

Magnolias blooming

Spring Visits: Rules and Road Safety

Spring is a busy time of year, especially when the spectacular flowering trees bloom in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens. Being outside is more important than ever, and we care deeply about…

Two-spotted bumble bee foraging on pendulous flowers of gooseberry.

Gardening with Native Plants: Spring Plants and Pollinators

Even if winter lingers in March, April leads to true spring: longer and warmer days, adequate rainfall, and changing colors as tree buds swell and burst. By the end of…