Garden dedication signals start of more Arboretum development

Garden dedication signals start of more Arboretum development

The dedication of the HO Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State was held during the Universitys 2010 Blue-White football scrimmage weekend. While the crowd of more than 600 came together to witness the official opening, Arboretum officials were already planning for the next phases. A boardwalk with an overlook to the James J. and Lynn D. Ramage Marsh Meadow is planned for the summer of 2010, a gift of Penn States Class of 2010. Next steps include a landscape-scale sundial made of several blocks of granite, to be installed later in the summer, and final designs have been approved for a future Childrens Garden, now in the fundraising stage. Produced by C. Roy Parker; for more infomration visit www.arboretum.psu.edu