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The History of the Orange County Arboretum
1965 Orange County Legislators named the Thomas Bull Memorial Park after the descendants of Thomas Bull who
donated 189 acres of land.
1990 Planners and landscape architects drafted the Arboretum Master Plan.
1993 Orange County Legislature approved the request to construct the Arboretum.
1994 $20,000 matching grant was secured by Commissioner Skea to purchase trees for the gardens.
1997 The Education Building was erected thanks to the generosity of Ruth and Jim Ottaway (or 1999??)
1998 The Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, Inc was incorporated as a non for profit agency.
2002 The Raised Beds were constructed with funds donated by several businesses, organizations and individuals.
The 9/ll Memorial Garden was created thanks to the generosity of Jim Taylor and his family.
2004 The Kosuga Greenhouse and classroom were completed. Or 2006??(2006 Dedication Ceremony)
The Rill was of a donation from John and Connie Vzuidenberg. (or 2005?) (Dedication Ceremony 2006)
The bronze statue of the Woodland god Pan at the end of the water feature was a gift from the Ottaway family.
2011 The Dr. William & Arlene Lustig Water Feature.
The John and Nellie Mazur Perennial Garden.
2011 Asian Maple Garden
The Al Duland Memorial Pond
The Ceremony Garden
The Veteran's Garden
The Remembrance Walkway and Garden
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