Arboretum photos courtesy of Dorothy Westermeier, Volunteer & Peter Patel, Horticulturist O.C. Arboretum
Holiday Lights in Bloom and Holiday Boutique starts November 27
Despite a chill in the air, the Orange County Arboretum will be in “full bloom” with beautiful, garden themed light features in the forms of flowers, animals and insects with their The “Holiday Lights in Bloom” program. This program is FREE and will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 27 through December 20 from 5-8pm, and then daily from December 21 through December 27 (closed December 25, Christmas Day)
. Volunteers from The Friends of the OC Arboretum will be on hand in the Ottaway Education center to serve visitors free hot cocoa and sell handmade crafts at their
The Friends will be offering a wonderful selection of merchandise hand crafted by the Arboretum’s dedicated group of volunteer “elves” that will be ideal for your decorating and gift giving needs.
The Arboretum Holiday Boutique
variety of handmade ornaments, wreaths, garland, fresh centerpieces, miniature trees, hand knitted hats and scarves, birdhouses, holiday linens, and honey collected from the Arboretum’s bee hives are just a small sampling of what will be available. There will be plenty of opportunities to shop and then visit the light program because the Boutique will be open in the Ottaway Education Center on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5-8pm December 4 to December 20. If you just want to shop, and skip the light program, the boutique will open early for your convenience at 2pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 27 – 29.
Click here for more information and driving directions.
All proceeds raised at the Boutique help fund the beautiful plantings and various educational programs at the Arboretum.
Membership & Donations
The Orange County Arboretum is operated and maintained by the County Parks Department in cooperation with the advisory Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, a non-profit (501-C3).
Private funds have helped make the creation of the Orange County Arboretum possible. Memorial or corporate donated trees, gardens and other amenities are warmly encouraged. Bronze plaques recognize generous donors.
If your family, business or organization is interested in becoming a member of
the Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, please call (845) 615-3828 for a private consultation or
click here to become a member.