The Victorian Social was a blast!!
Victorians walked the garden and toured the Heritage House before the social.
“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.
“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.”
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.
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!
“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.”
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.
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.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon, where more than 160 community organizations and businesses come together to honor hundreds of Orange County volunteers, awarded the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum the One OC Spirit of Volunteerism award for Outstanding Volunteer 2014 for their support of the Fullerton Arboretum.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon provides an annual forum and non-competitive opportunity to recognize individual, group and corporate team volunteers for their dedicated service to Orange County.
There were over 1,000 people in attendance of this special luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel. The above photo was displayed over the Disney Jumbo Tron as the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum accepted their award for Outstanding Volunteer 2014.
Check out the 2013 awards sizzle reel!