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Walks with the Gardeners: Woodland Wildflowers Beneath the Trees


Meet at Perkins Visitor Center

Healthy deciduous forests have several layers of vegetation, with mature canopy trees providing shade and protection for understory trees, shrubs and low-growing herbaceous plants. Many woodland wildflowers, or “spring ephemerals,” take advantage of the sunlight to bloom before the trees leaf out in the spring. On Arbor Day, explore Wave Hill’s Shade Border with Assistant Director of Horticulture Steven Conaway to see how native wildflowers and their Asian relatives mingle beneath the trees in the naturalistic design of the Shade Border.

Free with admission to the grounds. Arbor Weekend event.

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