Several of the Chilton County Master Gardeners, one member from Jefferson County, and Paula Blevins-Russell’s mother toured the University of Alabama Arboretum in Tuscaloosa Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. The Arboretum has walking trails through a native section, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental garden and a children’s garden. All that attended enjoyed the trip very much. There were renovations going on at the time of the tour, and blooms were few, so all that attended said that this has to be a future Spring Tour for sure! Pictured from left to right are Paula’s mother Artie Blevins, Miriam Newman from Jefferson County, Paula Blevins-Russell, Treasia Bennett, Alice Broome, Peggy Harris, Pat Farmer, Linda Hand, Robert Lee Whatley, and Jane Mason. Not pictured, Monica Watson, Director of the Arboretum. Pictures contributed by Alice Broome.