Saturday, February 12, 2011

"they have lost vital funding"

"De-accessioning" means these collections will no longer be available to the public and many plants within the collections will be destroyed. Included in this de-accession plan are the National Boxwood Collection and its associated Perennial Collections, along with the extensive Glenn Dale Hillside of the Azalea Collections. This will be a huge loss for the plant world, and for all the people who have traveled to and enjoyed these gardens. 
Arboreta and other public botanic gardens are true treasures for those of us who enjoy experiencing the beauty and value of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and other plants in a comfortable setting. Few private gardens can offer the range of horticulture they make available, often in association with other garden treasures (sculpture, architecture, art, etc.).
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

In eastern Massachusetts, some of the best of these gardens include Tower Hill Botanic Garden ( in Boylston, the Arnold Arboretum ( in Jamaica Plain, and the Wellesley College Botanic Garden (

Franklin, MA

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