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Perennial Partner Recognition Week

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Welcome back, Perennial Partners!

Mark your calendars for Perennial Partner Recognition Week, 2021:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
  • Sunday, August 15 – Friday, August 20, 2021 

If you have supported the Arboretum as a member for more than 10 consecutive years, you are recognized as a Perennial Partner. The Arboretum celebrates its Perennial Partners annually with a special week dedicated to expressing thanks. Arboretum staff and supporters are particularly excited to be able to welcome Perennial Partners to celebrate onsite again. 

This year, Perennial Partners are invited to come to the Arboretum to enjoy a range of exclusive benefits. Every day of this event, Perennial Partners will be invited to enjoy:

  • Free coffee, tea, or iced tea
  • Automatic entry in a drawing for Arboretum prizes each day you attend
  • 10% off in the Ginkgo Cafe daily (when you show your Perennial Partner Punch Card)
  • Additional 10% off in the Arboretum Store on any one day of your choosing during the week
  • Two free glasses of wine per household, redeemable between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day during the week

We look forward to celebrating you soon!

Schedule of Events

Visit the Perennial Partner check-in desk, located in Arbor Court, to check in each day and receive your special benefits! Remember to reserve your timed-entry admission pass for each day that you plan to visit the Arboretum. All Perennial Partner Recognition Week events are included with admission to the Arboretum.

Sunday, August 15

  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided tram tour through the Arboretum. Tram tours are on the hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last departure at 5:00 p.m. All Perennial Partner trams will depart from the circle drive in front of Tribute Walkway. Special Perennial Partner tickets are required to board the tram and trams are both wheelchair and scooter accessible. 

Monday, August 16

  • Watch an Arboretum expert as they take you through tree climbing and arborist demonstrations. Demonstrations will start at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Please stop by the Perennial Partner check-in table to get your tickets! 

Tuesday, August 17

  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided tram tour through the Arboretum. Tram tours are on the hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last departure at 5:00 p.m. All Perennial Partner trams will depart from the circle drive in front of Tribute Walkway. Special Perennial Partner tickets are required to board the tram and trams are both wheelchair and scooter accessible. 

Wednesday, August 18

  • Learn some common plant misconceptions from experts at the Plant Clinic. Programs will start at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. and take place in the Sycamore Room. Please stop by the Perennial Partner check-in table to get your tickets! (Wheelchair and scooter accessible).

Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided tram tour through the Arboretum. Tram tours are on the hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last departure at 5:00 p.m. All Perennial Partner trams will depart from the circle drive in front of Tribute Walkway. Special Perennial Partner tickets are required to board the tram and trams are both wheelchair and scooter accessible. 
  • Still haven’t redeemed your free glass of wine? Attend Arbor Evenings and enjoy your complimentary glass of wine while taking in live music. (Tickets to Arbor Evenings are not included in general admission and must be reserved separately). 

Friday, August 20

  • Enjoy a 30-minute guided tram tour through the Arboretum. Tram tours are on the hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last departure at 5:00 p.m. All Perennial Partner trams will depart from the circle drive in front of Tribute Walkway. Special Perennial Partner tickets are required to board the tram and trams are both wheelchair and scooter accessible. 
  • Visit the Arboretum in the evening and enjoy the Wine and Art Preview event. Perennial Partners receive special access to the preview this year and may redeem their two free beverage passes at this event. No prior registration is required for Perennial Partners to attend this event.

Help ensure a future where trees and people thrive. A gift in your will or estate plans will ensure that the work of the Arboretum will thrive for generations to come. To learn more about making a gift in your will or estate plans, or to let us know about your estate gift intentions, contact Jessica Anderson, Major and Planned Giving Officer, janderson@mortonarb.org or (630) 725-2146.