Fun Times and Events Past


Before Terry Fator wowed the whole country on America's Got Talent, the immensely talented singer, impressionist and ventriloquist performed on two separate occasions at  arboretum fund raisers.  Piers Morgan AGT judge said Fator is the most talented person he has ever met.  Attendees at the Spring Gala when Fator performed agree whole heartedly.

New Zealand singer, songwriter and adventurer, Kimball Brisco Johnson brought a 9 piece band to the Arboretum for an evening of music and an opportunity for cultural exchange.

The arboretum hosted a ?? week exhibition and artist residency for world-renowned Shona stone artists from Zimbabwe.  Among the artists who exhibited, demonstrated technique and visited area schools was Lazarus Takawira. Lazarus's work is in private collections around the world.  Some of his work is held permanently in the Zimbabwean National Gallery, innumerous public collections around the world, including the Musee Rodin in Paris, the World Ban in New York, the African Museum in Belgium and the Museum of Bombay in India.

Elvin McDonald, pictured here with the Arboretum's Executive Director, Teresa Glasgow, is publisher at large for Better Homes and Gardens.  Mr. McDonald is the Author of 65 books on gardening, the latest of which includes a segment on the Arboretum.

More than 100 people attended our first First Friday concert in September.

Jon Rutherford found a quiet place to reheares before performing at an Arboretum event.