Like you, we are anxiously following the progress our state is making in the battle against COVID-19. For now, we continue to adhere to the guidelines of New York Pause, and are cancelling in-person classes scheduled for June at the Arboretum.
None of us knows what the future will bring, but we hope to be able to resume our usual programming soon, albeit with the expectation that our guests will follow wise precautions. As the situation evolves, we will provide updates on our website, Facebook page, and through our emails.
Visit the Arboretum
In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy responsible socially-distanced visits to the Arboretum. Although our buildings are closed, the grounds are open as always, free of charge, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. And if you are able, we hope you will consider a donation to help the Arboretum weather the loss of revenue caused by the necessary pause in programming. If you’ve never visited Landis, why not check out our Uniguide Audioguide, which will give you a virtual tour of some of the best parts of the Arboretum. You can download the free app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Enjoy virtual visits and other fun things
In addition, we are posting videos to our Facebook page that we think you’ll enjoy. Many of George Steele’s workshops that have been cancelled will now appear as videos on our Facebook page. Here’s the first one, which captures his always-popular Spring Night Walk. To further whet your appetite, we’ve posted a few short videos on our website, including seed starting tips and foraging for mushrooms, as well as a couple of in-home music performances featuring Arboretum Executive Director Fred Breglia and Landis Gardener Erin Breglia. We hope you enjoy them!
Stay safe and healthy. You are in our thoughts.
Fred Breglia, Executive Director
Jim Paley, President, Board of Trustees