You can learn a lot from Nannen Arboretum master gardeners, and “Wednesdays in the Arboretum” is the perfect place to take notes and ask questions. This year’s program consists of lectures centered on home and gardening topics and every Wednesday through August 12.

There is no charge to attend the lectures and no registration is needed.  Lectures are held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the outdoor classrooms or, in the event of rain, indoors at the Town Center. We also will have potted perennials available for a small donation.  Participants can also take home fresh vegetables from the demonstration gardens each week.

Upcoming lectures include:

July 8

7-7:40 p.m. Furry Friends

Alpaca farming for business or hobby, Suzanne and Paul Mager


7:45-8:30 p.m. What’s the Buzz?

What you need to know about backyard bee keeping, Ed Chapman


July 15

7-8:30 p.m. Saving Summer’s Produce

Various ways to safely preserve your summer produce, Sharon Wild from Wild Acre Farms


July 22

7-7:40 p.m. Edible Wild Plants

Adele Wellman, Naturalist at Allegany State Park


7:45-8:30 p.m. Christmas in July

Make Christmas decorations with natural materials, Cheri Reed


July 29

7-8:30 p.m. Children’s Night

Susan Avery, Naturalist, Enchanted Mountain Adventures


August 5

7-8:30 p.m. Proven Winners

Working with annuals,

Shanna Clark, Miller’s Greenhouses in Olean


August 12

7-8:30 p.m. Keeping Trees Healthy

Walk through the Arboretum showing pruning methods, diseases of trees

and how to keep trees healthy, Jordan Jozak, certified arborist