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Donald E. Davis Arboretum Receives Eagle Award from Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Published: 02/26/2019

By: Maria Gebhardt

At the 70th annual Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, February 21, the Donald E. Davis Arboretum was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the Auburn community.  Almost 700 people gathered at the Auburn Arena to celebrate the achievements of the business community in Auburn.

“This award is a phenomenal opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication put into the Davis Arboretum so that it is a place for everyone in Auburn,” said Department of Biological Sciences Chair Scott Santos. “The overall impact the Arboretum makes reflects positively on the Department of Biological Sciences, the College of Sciences and Mathematics, and our entire university.”  

The Davis Arboretum, a 13.5 acre botanical garden, located at the heart of Auburn’s campus. The Arboretum’s Oak collection is the only nationally accredited collection held by any garden in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Robert Boyd, Alumni Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, praised Davis Arboretum Curator Morgan Beadles for her work throughout the facility. “Since Morgan began with the Arboretum, she has accelerated this garden in multiple new dimensions. She has increased its effects on the entire Auburn Family far beyond what we imagined.”    

The Davis Arboretum is located at 181 Garden Drive in Auburn. It is south of the Auburn University President’s house and across the street from the Garden of Memory. The Arboretum is free to the public and open year-round. Visit the Arboretum's website or connect with their Instagram or Facebook pages. 

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