Wednesday, July 18, 2012
James H. McBride Arboretum
The James H. McBride Arboretum is located in Huron, Ohio behind Firelands College of Bowling Green State University. It was built in 1984, and is named after the first dean of the University.
The garden covers fifty acres, twenty of which contain formal and ornamental gardens. There are three miles worth of trails for those who like to hike, as well as lovely walkways to the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden and Winter Garden. The William J. Parker Lake is home to resident swans, and is a stop for migratory birds.
Spring is an especially lovely time to visit the arboretum, because the crabapple trees are just gorgeous. In May, there is a Flowering Crabapple Celebration. If you can visit the garden at that time, it's definitely worth it.
The arboretum is open daily, year-round from 8:00 AM to dusk. Admission is free.