The history of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a love story. It sprouted from the love between a husband and wife and their love of horticulture and nature. This theme flourished at every stage, through the love between a father and son, the dedication of directors, donors, board members, staff, volunteers, and visitors with a deep love of horticulture and nature.
The home and twenty acres on which the Arboretum was first planned were formerly the property of H. Lawrence and Elisabeth Phillippe Jenkins. Elisabeth and Lawrence were neither a wealthy nor a noted couple. They lived within their means and enjoyed the beautiful natural setting of their home. The Jenkins house, situated on a hillside and filled with wonderful woodland trees and shrubs, was perfect for cultivating her passion and love of nature.
When Elisabeth died in 1963, Lawrence wanted to preserve their 20-acre property as a living memorial to his wife. He chose to create the Elisabeth Phillippe Jenkins Foundation by his will, stating that the property should be developed into a “…public park, arboretum, and wildlife sanctuary for the use of the public and responsible organizations engaged in the study of arboriculture, horticulture, and wildlife for educational and scientific purposes.” Lawrence died in 1968 and his bequest provided a green oasis for the community and a perfect legacy to honor his wife by preserving the woodland and gardens she loved so much.
About this Event:
Yoga Workshop: Mindfulness Meditation
Wednesday, December 9 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Presented by Janet Muti, Yoga Instructor
Jon Kabat Zinn describes Mindfulness Meditation as paying attention, moment by moment, on purpose, without judgement. Join us to learn the simple, but not always easy, practice that has the power to bring steadfastness and clarity to all aspects of your life. By establishing a consistent practice, you may find yourself more awake and more present to your own life. We will learn how to sit, choose an object of meditation, and work with the thoughts that arise.
This Yoga Workshop will be held virtually. A link with instructions to participate will be emailed before class begins.
Date And Time
Thu, December 10, 2020
3:30 AM – 5:00 AM IST
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