Old Salem Museums & Gardens Presents Seasonal Tree Tour

Highlighting the New Growth of Summer


WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MAY 24, 2016) Old Salem Museums & Gardens is offering a special walking tour entitled “New Growth of Summer” on Thursday, June 16 from Noon-1:30 p.m. Toby Bost, certified arborist, horticulturalist, author, and field faculty emeritus at North Carolina State University, will guide this trip and the discussion of the picturesque trees and their fresh leaves and blossoms in Old Salem.

Bost leads a fascinating tour of Old Salem’s trees, discussing not only characteristics of each species and historical uses, but also the value of trees in the landscape today and how they might work in your yard, or as street trees, etc. Tour participants will enjoy the leaves and blossoms of late spring/early summer throughout the historic landscape. All participants will receive “A Walking Guide to the Trees of Old Salem.”

The cost for the walking tour is $10 person. Limited space is available. Reservations are required and must be made in advance by calling 1-800-441-5305.  Comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Tours will depart from the Market-Fire Engine House on Salem Square.

About Old Salem

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.