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Featured Plant: Paperbark Maple

Common Name: Paperbark Maple Scientific name: Acer griseum This tree is loved by everyone, be it children playing with its flaking bark or a city arborist loving its durability. It has bright red fall color, a rich green leaf, a unique form, and its naming feature, the cinnamon colored paperbark. This plant can be found […]

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Bugs, Bacteria, and Fungus, oh yum!

Bugs, Bacteria, Fungus: Scary things when you read them out of context, but the combination of these three things and the soil structure is what makes all the difference in landscapes.  Without these organisms underground, there would be no healthy plants above ground.  Bugs: The extremely unscientific term used to make the headline for this […]

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Fast Facts about Cultural Trail Irrigation!

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager Ten Fast Facts about The Cultural Trail’s Irrigation system All 5 acres of gardens along the Trail are watered with drip tube irrigation. That covers the entire Trail.  Each hole in the drip tube emits 0.26 gallons per hour, no matter the water pressure.  Just like a home, the water […]

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Why are there still leaves on the Trail?

Ethan, Cultural Trail Horticulture Manager I am aware of the leaves,  I am not above raking the leaves, I am not even too lazy to rake the leaves. Here are 5 reasons there are leaves are on the trail:  What’s the rush? We all look forward to different parts of the year. A good snow […]

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail to Receive $1M Grant from Anthem Foundation

BIG NEWS: The Anthem Foundation has awarded a $1M grant to support the Cultural Trail’s programs and maintenance endowment which helps keep the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick, accessible for everyone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. ensures the Cultural Trail is a world […]

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Featured Plant: Little Henry Sweetspire

Common Name: Little Henry Sweetspire Scientific name: Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ LITTLE HENRY Recognizable right now for its deep, bright red color, Little Henry will bloom fragrant in the spring with flowers up to 6 inches long. It is a compact, tough plant that is beloved by pollinators of all types. Can be found on the […]

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Ann Dancing by Julian Opie…is back!

The new structure for Ann Dancing by Julian Opie has been installed and the art work is back on for everyone to enjoy. The new display and structure for Ann Dancing includes new technology and new hardware and was designed with long term maintenance in mind. The new art piece was installed earlier today. Phil […]

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Featured Plant: Aster ‘October Skies’

  October Skies Aster is a midwest nativar selected for its low mounding form and profuse flowering. It is one of the last perennials to bloom, blooming from late August through October, and is well worth the wait. These blooms can be found on the 800 block of Massachusetts Avenue. And now that we have […]

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Let’s Go Ride A Bike!

Pacers Bikeshare kicks off “Let’s Go For a Bike Ride!” on Friday Free community bike ride starts at IndyGo’s Food in Transit farm stand All are invited to get outside and ride a bike Friday evening, September 27 with the Pacers Bikeshare “Let’s Go for a Bike Ride!” free community ride event. The bike ride […]

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Pacers Bikeshare Opens System Expansion With 275 New Bicycles and 21 New Stations

Free Access to Pacers Bikeshare on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 Pacers Bikeshare system expansion officially opened today with a ribbon cutting event with Mayor Joe Hogsett and other community leaders. The expansion adds 275 new bicycles and 21 new bike share stations in neighborhoods and destinations along the city’s bicycle network including […]

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