A walk through the Arboretum

Travel to wilmington for a sunny day in nature

| May 2, 2017

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If you are like me, you like to try new things. Being open to trying new things and exploring new places is a great thing because you get to experience all different kinds of environments. The next time you are sitting around thinking about what you want to do for the day, I highly suggest that you visit an Arboretum. For those of you that do not know, an Arboretum is a botanical garden devoted to trees and plants. Arboretums are located in multiple cities but the one that stands out the most to me is the Arboretum in Wilmington, N.C.

Located on Oleander Drive, the Arboretum in Wilmington is one of the best places to sit and free your mind. This garden is open every day from eight in the morning to eight at night. The cool thing about this arboretum is that it is free to get in the outdoor garden. The outdoor garden is one of the prettiest sights you will ever see and on most occasions there are not a lot of people there. If you are ever looking for a nice place to read a book or to do homework, this would be a great place for you. The scenery outside is so beautiful, it makes for a perfect background for any special occasion such as taking pictures for a wedding or a graduation. When I graduated from Community College, I took my graduation pictures in the outside garden. The props

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that are in the trees and plants will make you feel like you are walking through more than a garden. The city of Wilmington also holds special events in this garden such as the Azalea Belle Tea and plant sales. The inside of this arboretum includes several pieces of artwork done by local artists. Every year they hold an annual event called Art in the Arboretum. This event is when the artwork is put in the outside garden for a day and they have an open walk through the garden with music and a little background about each artist. If you are into art, this would be a great event for you to attend. This event is normally the first week in October, which is the perfect time because the weather is cool and it

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is not too hot to walk around. Inside a separate building they have a souvenir shop for all of the tourists that stop by and check out the garden. In that same building they have experts who are available to speak with for questions about different types of plants and how to properly care for each one. This arboretum offers a lot of information to plant owners and future plant owners and also does a good job keeping the garden extremely sanitary. If you ever have to spend some time in Wilmington, this arboretum also gladly accepts volunteers to help keep the garden clean and the plants watered. One of the best parts about this place is that they are dog friendly. Stop by with your furry friends and take a walk through the nicest garden in Wilmington. For more information on the Wilmington Arboretum, be sure to check out their website http://arboretum.nhcgov.com/.

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