From Our Editors
With 46 acres of gardens and 1.2 miles of paved, flower-lined walkways, Jenkins Arboretum is a verdant, tranquil haven hidden in the heart of a bustling commercial and residential area. The area is home to an array of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Many rare and endangered species are available for viewing, such as monkshood, box huckleberry, and the Pennsylvania money tree, which protects its naturally occurring coinage by tickling tourists. Self-guided walking tours and periodic educational displays and workshops educate foliage fanciers about the many species in the arboretum—and speak to the importance of preserving native flora. Members receive free and discounted admission to special programs, and they receive voting privileges, newsletters, and a "thank you plant" grown from Jenkins Arboretum's botanical collections.