Arboretum News Articles


Arboretum Featured in News Articles

Title: Natural Wonders,

August 2011, Discover East Texas Magazine. Two page article (p 36) by Tim Monzingo features the ETABS. Share the link with your family and friends.

East Texas Arboretum and Athens Featured in the Texas Gardener Magazine

Page 14 in the May/June issue at


Title: Run For the Roses

May 4, 2011, Jon Humphries, The Athens Review

"The East Texas Arboretum will be hosting it’s annual spring gala on May 14, 2011.  The theme for this year’s event is the Kentucky Derby and is being styled as the Run for the Roses Gala.........."

Title: 'Let the good times roll'

Apr 30, 2010   Robbie Robertson,  Athens Review, Athens, Texas

"Celebrate the Spring Gala Saturday at the Arboretum. Lauren Ricks The Athens Review. ATHENS — The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society ......."



Title:  "A sign of Arboretum progress, It’s full-steam-ahead for annual Spring Gala preparation"

April 13, 2010  Robby Robertson, The Athens Review

"With the beautiful weather over the past couple of weeks, organizers at the East Texas Arboretum are full-steam-ahead, in preparation for the annual Spring Gala......."

Title: East Texas Arboretum to build garden for Cains

December 26, 2008, By Lauren Ricks Staff Writer

"The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will be expanding its horizons........."

The Athens Review Covers and Promotes the Arboretum


Title: Arboretum Readies for Saturday Festival

Rich Flowers, The Athens Review, October 8, 2010

"Athens — East Texas Arboretum is usually a quiet, colorful spot to take a quiet walk, and enjoy the sights, but on occasion is bustling with activity............"  (Includes photo.)



Let us know if you see the Arboretum in the News!

Title: Strategy To Spur Tourism In Athens

By Betty Waters, Tyler Paper Staff Writer

"ATHENS — City officials hope for an increase in tourism due to promotional efforts of the city tourism department and recent revamping of how the city disperses hotel/motel tax revenue.

A handful of entities that formerly received direct funding from the city's hotel/motel tax are required for the first time in fiscal year 2010-11 to submit funding proposals to the city's tourism department."

(See Tyler News paper for complete story.)

"Teresa Glasgow, director, East Texas Arboretum, said she is not sure how the revamped system works and has not submitted any funding proposals."

"While having to be more conservative on advertising, Ms. Glasgow said, “I'm looking at it in a positive light. It will take some stress off me when it gets going and I figure out how the system works. It's almost like having someone else work for me as far as the marketing part goes. I think she (the tourism director) is doing an awesome job. We're all for the betterment of Athens.”



Title: Arboretum Trails Torched: Series of fires, apparently deliberately set, cause extensive damage Saturday

Rich Flowers, The Athens Review, January 31, 2011

"ATHENS — Walking trails at the East Texas Arboretum sustained extensive damage Saturday afternoon from a series of fires that appear to have been deliberately set....."



Title: Free Guided Walking Tour of Arboretum Saturday

Special to the Review, The Athens Review, June 25, 2010

"Athens — The Henderson County Master Gardeners will offer visitors a free guided walking tour of the East Texas Arboretum on Saturday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m. .........."