Join Providence City Forester, Doug Still, for a walk highlighting the trees of Roger Williams Park, many more than a century old, including a landmark American sycamore and sugar maples planted to honor Civil War veterans. We will also hear about future tree planting initiatives in the park.
The walk is approximately two miles long on mostly paved roads and paths. We will end at the Edible Forest Garden, a URI Master Gardener project, where project leader Jaime Nash will be available to answer questions about the garden and its focus on sustainability. Weather permitting, we will be able to relax at nearby picnic tables, so bring lunch or a snack in addition to water and sunscreen.
Park and meet in the parking spaces opposite the ticket booth.
Driving Directions to the Roger Williams Botanical Center(Google).
From the south
Heading north on I-95, take Exit 16 (RI 10/Cranston). Follow signs to Elmwood Avenue. At the light, turn left on Elmwood Avenue. After .2 miles, turn right into the Rose Avenue entrance to Roger Williams Park. Please note that there is no street sign for Rose Avenue.
Proceed straight, then bear left towards the Roger Williams memorial, a huge sycamore and the colonial Betsey Williams cottage. Turn right after the cottage. At the rotary, take the first exit. Stay on this road until you reach the Botanical Center on the right, about .6 miles. Continue down the hill past the Botanical Center and turn right into the parking area.
Heading south on I-95, take Exit 17 (US1/Elmwood Avenue) At the light, turn left on Elmwood Avenue. After .3 miles, turn left into the Rose Avenue entrance to Roger Williams Park. Please note that there is no street sign for Rose Avenue.
Follow the directions above.
This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. See First Thursday Botanizing Walk home page for important details about these walks.