Author Archives for Arboretum Manager

Wet Mesic Garden Nearly Complete

The newest plant addition to Gilman Park Arboretum is the Wet Mesic Garden, located in the southeast corner of the area.  It was originally planned to be a wetland garden, but the designation seemed to be a misnomer during the recent drought.  The area can be very wet, sometimes with standing water, but during recent […]

New Daylily Collection

A new Daylily collection was added to the arboretum in the spring of 2005.  The plants came from the garden of the late Jerry Jensen, who had one of the largest collections of Daylilies in Northeast Nebraska.  The 29 plants were donated in memory of Jerry by his wife Jan and children Jake, Jeff and […]

Trail Guide Available

A 24-page updated trail guide is available at the arboretum entrance.  This guide features 88 plant and garden features of special interest in the arboretum.  These plants are featured because of their uniqueness, important features, special uses or desirable characteristics.  The guide details such items as landscape uses, growing conditions, size, growth rate, hardiness, flowering […]

Memorial Update

We will be adding some new trees and at least one new garden in 2008 and we hope to get memorial pledges from our waiting list to cover the cost.  Since the start of the arboretum project in 1993, we have had 240 trees, 9 garden plots, the entrance structure and 6 benches purchased as […]

Pathway Paving Completed

Much welcomed news from Gilman Park Arboretum is that paving of the 1.2 mile path is totally complete. The four-foot wide sidewalk makes the entire trail accessible for all visitors, including the residents of Pierce Manor. A sidewalk extension provides accessibility right up to the door of the Manor. The project was made possible through […]