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The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2020
1. The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum Marker
Inscription.  When the Reading Public Museum opened to the public at this location in 1928, John Nolen, a prominent landscape architect from Harvard University, transformed the grounds into a beautiful 25-acre park and arboretum. For decades the Arboretum has been a focal point for strolls, Easter promenades, family gatherings, reunions and picnics. The collection of indigenous and exotic trees and shrubs provides a living laboratory of botanical specimens that has attracted horticulturalists and other visitors from a wide area of Pennsylvania and beyond. The trees highlighted here are only a small sample of those you will see while you visit the Arboretum.
 
Erected by Port of Reading Heritage Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 40° 19.677′ N, 75° 57.144′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker can be reached from Parkside Drive South, 0.2 miles west of Museum Road, on the
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right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Parkside Dr S, Reading PA 19611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Who Lived Here Thousands of Years Ago? (here, next to this marker); Reading Public Museum Wetland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Breast Cancer Support Services (about 500 feet away); Wyomissing Creek Restoration Project (about 600 feet away); Site of Old West Reading Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1932 (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1924 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Additional keywords. landscape architecture
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2020
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The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2020
3. The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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