Saturday, July 08, 2006

Summer Sunsets in the garden

Originally printed in the Fullerton News Tribune

The Fullerton Arboretum has extended its operating hours for the summer so residents can enjoy evenings in the garden. Regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday will be extended in July until 8 p.m.; in August until 7:30 p.m.; and in September until 7 p.m. Curators of the garden said the extended hours will allow the public to enjoy warm summer evenings, beautiful sunsets and a wide array of birds and other animals that become active in the evening hours. Several collections are geared toward California’s summer climate, including the “Mediterranean Collection,” which includes chaparral and plants from the Channel Islands. The “Desert Collection” includes opuntia, agave and many other dry climate plants. The arboretum is on the campus of Cal State Fullerton at 1900 Associated Rd. Information: 714-278-3407 or www.arboretum-.fullerton.edu.
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