Leatherwood (Dirca palustris) - Leatherwood is a slow growing shrub that can grow four to seven feet tall and three to five feet wide. The bark is smooth with the old bark gray in color and year old bark in light brown. The shrub blooms yellow tubular flowers before the leaves appear. The leaves are slightly thick with an oval shape and green with a slightly hairy underside. The berries ripen in May and are quickly eaten by birds. The bark and twigs are extremely flexible, and can be tied into knots without breaking. The bark is and was used to make baskets for weaving. (read more...)
The foundation has two rental facilities for seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings, and private events; one facility is Compton Gardens and Conference Center the other is The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens.Rental Information
Each facility has multiple events it hosts throughout the year. A few of our "legacy" events include Gardens on Tap at Compton Gardens and our Gala at The Peel Mansion.Click for Calendar
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