May 4, 2011

Crabapple Trees in Water Works Park are in Full Bloom

Don’t miss this year’s spectacular display of flowering crabapple trees in the Arie den Boer Arboretum in Water Works Park.  Whether you walk or drive through the arboretum, you will definitely enjoy the fragrant, brilliant blooms in various shades of pink, lavender, purple, and white.  The moderate snowfall last winter, coupled by the cooler temperatures in early spring, has provided the perfect combination for an outstanding display, according to Scott Atzen, Grounds Supervisor.  Depending upon weather conditions, the peak bloom period is expected to last through the second week of May.

Established in 1930 by the late Arie den Boer, a renowned horticulturalist, the arboretum contains more than 1,200 trees and 350 varieties, and is one of the world’s largest collections of crabapple trees.

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