Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Handmade Items

handmade pic

The Garden Store changed its purpose and focus so that visitors can "Take Home a Bit of The Arb." In May of 2014 the Cox Arboretum Foundation board and MetroParks staff conducted an evaluation of the Garden Store and discovered that the most popular items sold in the store were the items hand-crafted by the Arboretum volunteers. Also noted was that visitors to the Zorniger Education Center were looking for educational displays for their families to enjoy.

As a result of the findings, the foundation board unanimously voted to make significant changes to the Garden Store format to better meet the needs of arboretum visitors and to better align with their mission to provide nature-based educational opportunities.

Featured in the Huffman Gallery visitors can purchase, handmade items and plants such as terrariums, hypertufas, leaf castings, African Violets and bat houses seven days a week during Zorniger Education Center hours.

In place of the Garden Store visitors will find comfortable seating and vending machine refreshments in the newly furnished Visitor Hospitality Center. The space will eventually serve as an interactive educational hub for visitors to learn more about the Arboretum and MetroParks.


Featured handmade items made by Cox Arboretum MetroPark Volunteers

african violet bathouse leafcasting hypertufa 2014
African Violets Bat Houses Leaf Castings Hypertufas