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Thanks to our many friends who got in touch with us regarding the Holiday Tea--we heard you! At your request, we are postponing the event until we can all slow down. Until then, we wish you very merry holidays, and a happy new year--and don't forget, we are still here for you to help you relax and enjoy the beauty of winter!
Sandhill enclosure construction starts soon!
We will soon start the construction of the Sandhill Crane on-exhibit enclosure.
The new enclosure will be behind the current eagle enclosure. The area has a small slope covered with rocks and trees. We will add a water tank to create a convenient wading pool for these shallow wading birds.
The Sandhill Cranes have been off exhibit since they arrived, but we hope they will be viewable this winter!
The laid-back cranes are not fazed by moving, but will undoubtedly enjoy their new home. Once they are in place, guests will be able to see them up close. Even better, you will hear their amazing trumpeting calls, which can carry for more than a mile.
The project is still in the works and funds are needed. For more information on donating, visit Causeway.org.
As a perfect holiday gift, give family, friends or co-workers unlimited access to the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center. Each $65 family membership is valid for an entire calendar year and benefits one or two specified adults and children (or grandchildren) age 17 and younger.
Membership Includes: Unlimited admission during daylight hours Free canoeing all year 10% Gift Shop discount on all purchases Discounted rates for facility rentals, camps, events and public programs Reciprocal admissions and discounts at 150 Nature and Science Centers in the US and Canada
This holiday season, each gift membership will come with a set of four completely unique cards with wildflower illustrations by Chattanoogan William Crutchfield.
Crutchfield was an architect who began his color studies of wildflowers during the Great Depression. In all, he completed 460 color plates of Southeastern United States wildflowers before his death in 1956.
For more information about memberships, click here!
Call (423) 821-1160 ext 0 to register and for more information!
Pavers for Grandmother's Garden Leave your mark on the terrace at new Grandmother’s Garden!
The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding’s new Grandmother's Garden offers everyone a chance to leave their mark. In addition to or in lieu of a general contribution, supporters can purchase personalized paver stones that will form the Garden’s terrace. There are two sizes of pavers—the large 12-inch squares for $100 or the smaller brick-sized paver for $50. Each paver may be personalized and engraved with a name in honor, in thanksgiving, or in memory of someone, or simply as a way to be remembered as a friend of the project.
“Grandmother’s Gardens are very nostalgic,” board member Sharon Turner says. “They are somewhere you just want to sit and linger. It’s not just a place to go, it’s a place to be and to reflect. I think it will call attention to the rest of the beauty of this place, which is designed for a beautiful vista. No matter any direction you look, there is always something beautiful to see.”
Purchase and personalize your paver today! Click here!
Admission $10 Adults $7 Children (4-11) $7 Seniors (65 +)
Pets are not allowed.
Explore one of the most biologically diverse regions in North America!
The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding promotes environmental stewardship through conservation, education and research and by connecting people with land, plants and wildlife.