Jenkins Arboretum’s mission is to protect peaceful natural forests for local residents, introduce collections of local plants, azaleas and rhododendrons to the world, and promote environmental gardening through learning, research and protection. to do.
Jenkins Arboretum is a lively, growing and energetic classroom suitable for people of all ages. From seed breeding seminars to storytelling in children’s gardens, to azalea classes, plant paintings, yoga exercises to beekeeping demonstrations, Jenkins is always ready to learn, create and experience new things.
Group guided tours are available on request, but for a fee. This 90-minute guided tour will show you the garden’s seasonal highlights, site history, the behind-the-scenes apiary and research nursery, and a stroll through historic Jenkins House and Browning House.
Self-help group tours are free and are a good choice for teachers, home schools, and scout groups. If the number of visitors to Jenkins exceeds 15, please inform us in advance if there are any other activities during this period.
From the vigor of azaleas in spring to contemplative architecture in winter, Jenkins Botanical Garden can always be enjoyed, discovered and learned.