Fall walking tours of UNL’s Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum continue today. The tours, offered the second and fourth Tuesdays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 5, begin at noon by the Karl Loerch Gazebo on East Campus.
The one-hour 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.
In the fall, Maxwell Arboretum offers an array of late-blooming perennials, native and ornamental grasses, fruit and nut trees providing an edible landscape, and a variety of fall color in both woody and herbaceous plants.
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.
The Karl Loerch Gazebo is just off Holdrege Street one block east of the Dairy Store. Some metered parking is available on the East Campus Loop south of the arboretum.
Fall tour dates are Sept. 10 and 24, Oct. 8 and 22, and Nov. 5. Tours are cancelled in the event of rain.
Tour updates and information about Maxwell Arboretum are available at http://unlgardens.unl.edu.
For more information, contact Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-472-6274.