Fullerton Arboretum Blog

Spreading the roots of togetherness

   Jul 17

Victorian Social

The Victorian Social was a blast!!


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Victorians walked the garden and toured the Heritage House before the social.

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   Jul 10

Summer Internships

“This internship allowed me to understand more about the Arboretum and its inhabitants.  It also helped me improve my interpersonal social skills being able to communicate with visitors with questions,” said summer intern Nam Huynh.

Nam welcoming guests to the Nature Center

Nam welcoming guests to the Nature Center

“One activity that I enjoyed was assisting the Education Manager, Miguel, on teaching classes as well as taking the tour itself to learn more about the arboretum.”

Summer interns present biological models from the Nature Center

Summer interns present biological models from the Nature Center

Saba Ansari began visiting the Fullerton Arboretum when she was a child, with her parents.  Now she is completing her high school internship in the garden, at the Nature Center.  She enjoys greeting guests, helping children, and hearing arboretum stories from the “old timers” she’s chatted with.

Having fun!

Saba, having fun!

Carolina Mendoza is studying for her teaching credential and says,  “the arboretum is a perfect fit for me because I am able to promote science, education, gain experience creating a teaching curriculum, and work in the beautiful garden.”

Below she stands next to her favorite section of the garden, the bamboo covered bridge!

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Carolina

“I have become aware of the great and extensive plant collection found here at the arboretum.  I hope more people become aware of this hidden treasure within Fullerton.”

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Summer Intern Holly


   Jun 19

Free Nature Tour

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Next Free tour is 7/19/14 at 10:00am.

Free Nature Tour

Free Nature Tour every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Meet outside the Nature Center at 10am every third Sat. of the month.

Call (657)278-3407

Next Free tour is 7/19/14 at 10:00am.


   Jun 17

World Cup Brazil VS Mexico

Brazil VS Mexico

2014 World Cup

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Who are you rooting for?

Comment on our Facebook Post!

Pictured above are the national flowers for Brazil, the Tabebuia vellosoi, and Mexico, the Dahlia.


   May 27

Volunteers in the rose garden

Thank you to our volunteers!

Pictured below: Dale Chamberlain, Pat Brown and Alan Hollander volunteering in the rose garden.

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Click to learn more about volunteering!

The rose garden is looking fantastic!

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   May 07

Members Only Monday Nights

In April, May & June the garden will be open for members only from 4:30pm to 7pm every Monday night.

Become a member!

Spring Hours

 

Below is a list of special activities for members on the selected evenings.

 

May 19th – Exploring the Arboretum’s Orchard Collection with Jonathan Davis

Meet at the Nature Center at 6 pm and join Arboretum Biologist Jonathan Davis for a tour of our orchards and historic citrus collection.  Wear comfortable shoes and the walk will be approximately 1 hour.

 

May 26th – No late hours due to Memorial Day

 

June 2nd –  Heritage Rose Garden Tour and Talk with Frank Clark

Meet at the Nature Center at 6 pm and meet our “Rose Guy”, volunteer Frank Clark who will give a walk and talk among our Heritage Roses.  Learn the unique histories of these roses and why they make our collection so special.

 

June 9th – Mojave Desert Tour and Talk with Chris Barnhill

Meet at the Nature Center at 6pm and join Living Collections Curator Chris Barnhill for an informative walk and talk in our Mojave Desert.  Learn how the topography was created and plants were collected to create a perfect replica of a Mojave Desert wash right here in the Arboretum! Comfortable walking shoes a must!

 

June 16th – Arboretum Nursery & Propagation Tour and Talk with Greg Pongetti

Meet at the Nature Center at 6pm and meet our Nursery Manager, Greg Pongetti, for a tour and talk in our Nursery.  See the newly propagated Native Plants growing for our fall sale, tour our greenhouse and learn how the Nursery helps to grow the Arboretum’s plant collections.  Comfortable walking shoes a must!

 

June 23rd – Current research projects at the Arboretum – tour and talk with Miguel Macias

Meet at the Nature Center at 6pm and meet our Education Manager, Miguel Macias who will give a walk and talk about the research projects happening at Fullerton Arboretum.  Miguel will talk about his own research project done in our desert collection.  Wear your walking shoes!

 

 

June 30th – California Roses of the Decade Tour and Talk with Frank Clark

Meet at the Nature Center at 6 pm and meet our “Rose Guy”, volunteer Frank Clark who will give a walk and talk among our newest collection of hybrid roses “California Roses of the Decade”.  Learn more about this colorful collection and the care given by our staff and volunteers.


   Apr 25

Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum Announce Scholarship Recipients

The Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum proudly honor CSUF graduate student, Kevin Cabrera, with the Jorice Maag Local History Scholarship.

Special guest, Loraine Walkington, presents the David L. Walkington Biological Sciences Memorial Scholarship to CSUF graduate student, Sarah Taylor.

CSUF Scholarships

CSUF Scholarships

 Congratulations!!

 

Kevin Cabrera

Kevin Cabrera

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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   Apr 22

Spring Blooms 2014

 Photos from the Fullerton Arboretum 4/22/14

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The photo above was taken the week before, on 4/15/14.

 

 

Uncarina decaryi

Uncarina decaryi

 

Opuntia basilaris

Opuntia basilaris

Opuntia basilaris

Opuntia basilaris

 

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