potting shed

Arboretum Opens New Potting Shed
Will introduce new brand of seeds, plants and bulbs


October 2, 2006

By Gail Matsunaga

A year in the making, the new potting shed at the Fullerton Arboretum made its debut last month during a reception to recognize the donors whose financial contributions of almost $67,000 fully financed the project. Approximately 125 people attended the event, including members of the Dhont family, whose foundation contributed $25,000.

The facility has since been open to the general public and will celebrate its official grand opening weekend Oct. 7 and 8.

“It’s by far, the most efficient and professional garden center we’ve had,” said Mark Costello, manager of the Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum. “It’s easy to navigate and provides a pleasant shopping experience.”

Among the features of the new facility is the expansion of the retail sales operation, which offers tools, pottery and accessories, and the introduction of Arboretum Medleys — a logo brand developed for use on seed packages, bulbs and plants.

It is, according to Costello, “a step toward brand name awareness of what we do at the Arboretum.”