Arboretum makes a splash with summer event

Did you know some grasses require a half- inch or less of water each week and on average only need to be mowed once a year? Would you like to learn how to plant a green roof to prevent water pollution? Did you know that the U.S. is the largest consumer of water in the world per capita because of the goods that we import?

These issues and many others can be explored at the summer-long event, “Waterosity: Go Green with a Splash” at the Landscape Arboretum. The exhibit fuses the visions of artists, horticulturalists and scientists to explore the connection of water to every aspect of life and to encourage citizens to make their homes more water-efficient.

WaterosityGeneral The Freshwater Society and Xcel will sponsor an education weekend July 11 and 12.  The “Go Green with a Splash Party” will offer information and solutions to gardening and water conservation issues, plus music, art displays, theater and family-friendly activities.  The event will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The weekend party kicks off 11 a.m. Saturday with a class called “Money-Saving Solutions for Your Landscape Irrigation System.” The class, which has an admission fee of $20 for Arboretum members and residents of Chanhassen and $30 for others, will focus on coordinating soil, plants and the environment to ease water demands.

For more information about the summer-long installation or the Splash Party weekend click here.