Walk with an Arborist: April dates are up!

  • Posted on: 8 February 2019
  • By: msmolins

Did you know that our entire campus is an arboretum? During this new program, we invite participants to enjoy an early morning walk around some of the highlights of our gardens and grounds with Outreach Coordinator and Certified Arborist Meg Smolinski.

Intern Spotlight: Lydia Printz

  • Posted on: 14 November 2018
  • By: msmolins

The University of Maryland’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden seeks to connect students with the campus. Today’s intern spotlight shines on Lydia Printz, Campus Food Garden Intern.

Intern Spotlight: Mark Santamaria

  • Posted on: 16 October 2018
  • By: msmolins

The University of Maryland’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden seeks to connect students with the campus in a way that other campus organizations can’t; that is, through horticulture and landscaping. Not only does the campus Arboretum focus on connecting volunteers with different gardens and landscapes around campus, but we also provide several internship opportunities for students who want to take things a step above regularly volunteering.

New Garden Honors Work of Professor Weber

  • Posted on: 12 October 2018
  • By: msmolins

Installed in the fall of 2018 on the south side of the Physical Sciences Complex, this garden honors the work of Professor Joseph Weber (1919-2000).

UMD Gardens Win County-Wide Award

  • Posted on: 3 October 2018
  • By: msmolins

Two of the University of Maryland’s gardens have won county-wide recognition by winning the Prince George’s County Beautification Award.

Sustainability Seven: Michael Carmichael, Facilities Management

  • Posted on: 25 September 2018
  • By: msmolins

Michael Carmichael became University of Maryland’s first Stormwater Management and Maintenance Inspector five years ago. He is featured as one of the “Sustainability Seven” because of his dedication to helping make UMD a more sustainable campus through better stormwater management practices.

Extraordinary Public Service to the University

  • Posted on: 26 July 2018
  • By: msmolins

Mr. Luis Alfonzo, horticulturist at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award in the Category of Extraordinary Public Service to the University or the Greater Community – Exempt.

Miner Bees Moving In

  • Posted on: 24 July 2018
  • By: msmolins

Students who ponder around the Reiley Garden or walk by the Arboretum Outreach Center on their way to class have noticed an interesting cob structure standing between a small pollinator garden and the Reiley Garden, with some new neighbors living in the wall.