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Tulip Tree Allée Replanting

John J. Hoffee Tulip Tree Allée

Conceived by preeminent landscape architect Calvert Vaux in 1895, Tulip Tree Allée is the most historic and distinguished tree planting at the Garden. Its stately rows of tulip trees were planted along the drive leading to the Library Building beginning in 1903.

For nearly 120 years, Garden horticulturists have worked to nurture, preserve, and protect our beloved tulip trees. As a direct result of this care, the tulip trees have exceeded their expected 100-year life span in our urban setting.

In spite of this special care, the tulip trees have been experiencing gradual decline in the past few years. Garden leadership, working with our curators and outside specialists, determined that it was time to replant the Allée. This decision lays the groundwork so that visitors will be able to enjoy this majestic Garden feature for the next century and beyond.

Replanting generously underwritten by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust in honor of its Trustee John J. Hoffee

Additional support by Robert A. Bartlett, Jr.