Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

No Tree Climbing, Please

Arnold Blume, a retired school teacher, strolls around Cylburn on his first visit and declares it “beautiful” and “wonderful”. A yoga class is doing its backbends and other poses in a big circle on one lawn. Couples walk hand in hand and stop to inspect the flowers. Scattered around the green park are benches, birds, butterflies, chipmunks, squirrels, bushes, flowers and a few children. But a sign on one inviting tree with low-hanging branches says “Please don’t climb the tree.” An arboretum is a place where trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are grown for educational and scientific purposes. Cylburn also has a Nature Museum attracting families to the Carriage House and classrooms in the Greenhouse Complex.

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