Arboretum walking tours offered on first Tuesdays

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Garden tours of UNL’s Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum are being offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month through the summer.

The tours are led by Emily Levine, special projects research horticulturist with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and former grounds supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and open to the public. Each event begins by the Karl Loerch Gazebo, located one block east of the UNL Dairy Store.

The next tour is June 3. Other dates are July 1 and Aug. 5.

The tours will examine the woody plants of the arboretum. Herbaceous plants in the Yeutter and Fleming slope gardens will also be explored. Other areas of focus may include the Keim Hall courtyard and the Evasco Demonstration and Teaching Garden.

Originally dedicated in 1969, Maxwell Arboretum later became one of the first sites of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Growing out of experimental plantings by Maxwell, the state extension forester, in the 1940s, the arboretum is the university’s premier green space, showcasing collections of individual tree and shrub species, herbaceous gardens, native prairie, a vine arbor and much more.

Tour updates and information about Maxwell Arboretum are available at

For more information, contact Levine at or 402-472-6274.

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