Adkins Arboretum Offers Oct. 4 Trip to Duke Farms

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duke-farms-2Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife and the scope and quality of its education programs, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and start building a more sustainable future. Join Adkins Arboretum on Tues., Oct 4 for a day trip to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J., one of the largest privately owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state.

Participants will take a guided tram tour through the 2,740-acre property rich in rolling hills, streams, waterfalls, ponds, forests, meadow and historic stone structures, and enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Propagation Nursery. Lunch will follow in the Café located in the 1905 Farm Barn, a 22,000-square-foot former horse and dairy barn renovated to LEED Platinum standards to an orientation center. There will be time for participants to explore on their own via tram, bike rentals or walking.

The fee of $95 for members and $120 for non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, lunch and the guided tram tour. The bus departs from Aurora Park Drive in Easton at 8 a.m., from the Route 50/404 park and ride at 8:20 a.m. and from the Route 301/291 park and ride at 8:40 a.m. Participants may choose their pick-up location and lunch preference when registering.

Advance registration is required. Visit adkinsarboretum.org for more information or to register, or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. For more information about programs, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

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