RIDGELY — Adkins Arboretum will hold its annual Fall Open House and Native Plant Sale Friday to Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8 at its visitor’s center in Ridgely.
Fall is the best season for planting, and the arboretum offers the Chesapeake region’s largest selection of ornamental native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses for the fall landscape.
Many native plants produce seeds, flowers and fruit in fall that attract migratory birds and butterflies. Brilliant orange butterfly weed and stunning red cardinal flower attract pollinators to the garden, while native asters add subtle shades of purple and blue. Redbud and dogwood dot the early-spring landscape with color, and shrubs such as aronia and beautyberry provide food and habitat for wildlife.
Open House hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Following the open house, plants will be sold through fall at the visitor’s center. Members receive a significant discount on plant purchases.
Proceeds from plants sold at the Fall Open House benefit the arboretum’s education programs. For more information, call 410-634-2847 extension 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.