Friday, October 8, 2010

New Horticulture Center Dedication

On Tuesday, October 5, we had a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Horticulture Center.  The new Horticulture Center is significant for a number of reasons and the staff, donors, architects and others had the opportunity to gather and celebrate this historic event. Remarks from Advisory Board Chair Ann Reed, Penn Board of Trustees Chair David L. Cohen, Penn President Amy Gutmann, Philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton and Arboretum Director Paul Meyer were followed by lunch and a tour of the facilities.

The Hort Center provides a much needed expansion of the office and garage space for both horticulture and education staff.  Designed to achieve the highest level of LEED certification, this new complex is a showcase for environmentally friendly design.  Visitors can come and see the green roofs, cisterns, photovoltaic cells and more. 

More information and pictures can be found on our website:

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