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Adkins Arboretum explores the environment of an upstream Bay tributary on the Eastern Shore. This 400-acre preserve is located on Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of one of the region's most significant forested wetlands. Natural areas contain the diversity of various stages of maturing forests and meadows.
At the Arboretum you can celebrate the earliest blooms in spring of spicebush and shadbush, mid-summer's fragrant summer-sweet and fall's paw paw harvest. Adkins Arboretum is dedicated to the protection of the Delmarva Peninsula's natural heritage, the conservation of the region's indigenous flora and the preservation of open space and habitat for wildlife.
|Location / Directions:||
|Physical Address:||Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Rd.
Ridgely, MD 21660
|Mailing Address:||Adkins Arboretum
P.O. Box 100
Ridgely, MD 21660
|Visitor Phone:||(410) 634-2847|
Four miles of walks are well maintained for nature lover's, hobbyists, students and tourists. Visitors can also view a new wetland exhibit and a demonstration garden introducing the home gardener to the ornamental aspects of native plants. Education programs are offered to serve all ages, amateur botanists, conservationists, hikers, scouts, 4-H, seniors and garden clubs alike; programs include classes about ecology, native flora, horticulture and natural history, art exhibits, lectures, workshops, nature walks, and garden tours. Call or visit the Arboretum web site for more information on classes and activities.
|Operating Hours:||The Visitors Center is open from 10 AM - 4 PM daily (except major holidays);|
|Fees:||$3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-18 and free for children 5 and under. Arboretum members are free.|
|Visitor Facilities:||Public amenities include a visitor's center with a book and gift shop, library, seasonal plant sale area, art exhibits, and meeting room.|
|Accessibility:||The visitor’s center and some paths are handicapped accessible.|