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May 6, 2011:

Enjoy the spring gardens with your loved ones on Mother’s Day.

ContactElizabeth Vogler | (928) 774-1442, ext. 124

FLAGSTAFF, May 6, 2011.  Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011, is a wonderful time to visit the gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.  Bring your family out for a tour of the flowering trees, shrubs, and other early bloomers.  To celebrate the special day, all mothers are admitted at no charge. Mother’s Day features regularly scheduled garden tours of the gardens at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and aspecial wildlife programs at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  A photography station to capture your family memory is arranged in the gardens.  A chocolate tasting hosted by Brookside Chocolate will be available starting at 10:00 a.m.  A fun planting activity for kids includes a take-home gift.  For more information, please visit or call (928) 774-1442, ext. 124.

The Arboretum is a botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau.  It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in West Flagstaff.  The Arboretum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., April through October.  General admission is regularly $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for children 3-17 and free for children under the age of 3.  For more information, visit or call (928) 774-1442.