Best Find: Jenkins Arboretum

Posted: June 04, 2006

What it is: A nonprofit public park, arboretum and wildlife sanctuary in Devon.

The celebration: There is a full schedule of events throughout the summer celebrating the arboretum's 30th anniversary.

Coming event: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the arboretum's Lilliputian birthday event for children and families: Giant watering cans artfully placed throughout the arboretum's 20 acres of winding hills and natural woodlands make children feel tiny by comparison, just like the people of Lilliput. This free event features face painting, juggling and more. Food and drink will be for sale.

Summer solstice celebration: From 6 p.m to sunset on June 21, the arboretum celebrates summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Bring chairs, blankets, wine, food and candelabra, and picnic on the lawn surrounding the pond. After dinner, professional soprano soloist Monica Ziglar will serenade the gathering and lead it to the private Jenkins house garden for dessert and to watch the sun go down, around 8:30 p.m. Adults are welcome, no children or pets.

Where: 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon.

Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Admission is free.

More information: 610-647-8870 or www.jenkinsarboretum.org.

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