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Agronomy Day 2010

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Join us for a Tour the University of Illinois Arboretum

Late blight of tomato. (A) leaf infection; (B) stem infection; (C) fruit infection. Photo courtesy M. T. McGrath.Welcome Walk

Diane Anderson, Horticulturist
UI Arboretum Grounds Supervisor and Trials Manager
1800 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
http://arboretum.illinois.edu/
217-333-8817 or 217-333-7579

Join us at UI Arboretum to relax surrounded by the Arboretum’s 60 acres of scenic beauty. During Agronomy Day we are hosting guided tours of some of the gardens described below.

Miles C Hartley Selections Garden was developed for the evaluation of annual flowering plants. The 2010 Hartley contains 1200 varieties of labeled flowering plants in row trials and designed beds, including All America Selections and Fleuroselect winners. Companies from across the globe provide plants for the Hartley, which is a grand showcase for their new introductions and standard varieties. Come and vote for your favorites!

Idea Garden, a project of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Champaign County, showcases a broad array of plants including annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, and shrubs. The Idea Garden houses a children’s garden, sensory garden, theme garden, vegetable garden, rose garden, small fruit garden, annual color garden, rock and conifer garden and a gazebo with seating and planted containers. The Champaign County Master Gardener website is http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/champaign/mg/

Japan House and Gardens offer a serene and peaceful atmosphere for promoting an appreciation of Japanese culture and related Asian concepts. Japan House provides an academic, cultural, and natural setting for learning about Japanese art and culture. Tranquil tea and dry (raked gravel) gardens, typical of Japanese style and designed for harmony, surround Japan House. For more information about Japan House and its schedule of programs, consult the website at http://japanhouse.art.uiuc.edu/

Pollinatarium, a museum and science center devoted to increasing awareness of the ecological importance of pollinating species to the reproductive needs of a vast diversity of flowering plants, resides in the former Bee Research Facility near the southeast corner of the Arboretum. Tours are free and available by appointment. Consult the website for more information. http://www.life.uiuc.edu/pollinatarium/

The UI Arboretum is open dawn to dusk daily. Please visit our website and contact us if you would like to schedule a group tour.

Japan House, gardens, and pondF
Japan House, gardens, and pond
Agronomy Day 2010