• Horticultural Garden Notes: 2017 Growing Season

    Weather and Maintenance Weather extremes posed challenges for the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens collection this year. The growing season started out wet, cool, and cloudy … Read more

  • A New Fence for Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

    This past summer, the fence lining Longenecker Horticultural Gardens along Arboretum Drive started to get a makeover. Most of the old woven-wire fence was removed … Read more

  • Horticultural Garden Notes: Spring Updates

    Magnolias With their dazzling display of showy flowers, magnolias are a spring favorite in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens (LHG). Although this year’s magnolia bloom is nearly done, … Read more

  • Garden Tours: Community Outdoor Learning

    The Arboretum is known for its rich history of ecological restoration and restored natural areas, but it is also home to significant garden collections. Longenecker … Read more

  • Pruning in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

    One of the most important maintenance tasks in the Arboretum’s horticultural collections is pruning. We strive to showcase the natural growth habits and qualities of … Read more

  • What's in Bloom?

    This is a selective list of popular blooming plants in the native plant garden (NPG), horticultural gardens (LHG), and woodlands, prairies, savannas, and wetlands. Native plants generally … Read more