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Spring is in the Air at Donald E. Davis’ Arboretum

By April 1, 2011 No Comments

The fresh scent of beautiful flowers and trees has finally filled the Donald E. Davis Arboretum. I must honestly say, my first time going to the arboretum was this semester, which is my last semester as an Auburn undergraduate. Mrs. Dee Smith, Arboretum Curator, gave me a tour of this amazing place. She told me that most people don’t even know about the arboretum until they get ready to graduate.

The arboretum has all types of native flowers and trees from the Alabama Azalea, Silky Camellia, and Coral Bean to the Flowering Dogwood, Japanese Maple, and Black Walnut. There is also a walking trail throughout the arboretum where visitors can exercise while observing the wonderful scenery. Earthfest (which is this Saturday, April 2) and weddings, are two of the many events that take place in the arboretum throughout the year.

The arboretum is open 365 days from dusk to dawn with free admission. For more information, call 334-844-5770. To check out the rest of our photos from the arboretum, click here to see our album on Flickr.