Check here frequently for upcoming programs put on at the James H. McBride Arboretum

APRIL 2019



Only Mother Nature knows when this display will begin, so watch for a newpaper announcement.The week of April 23 through about six to eight days looks to be the best bet, weather temperatures being the determining factor.

Bring your camera. Bring out your family, your significant other, and photgraph all bathed in blooms. Bring your prom couples out for prom photos throughout the arboretum amidst the spring flowers.

June 2019


Sunday afternoon, June 23 at 4 PM.

The Firelands String Quartet will be presenting another of its outdoor concerts. So bring your chairs and blankets, come early and stake out a place in the shade, and chill out with your snacks and beverages in the shade, under our grove on the banks of Parker Lake at a site right off the student parking lot.

July 2019

A second Blue Grass concert is being planned. Stay tuned for dates and time. Then bring a lawn chair and picnic and get ready for a fun.

INVASION OF THE BUTTERFLIES - On any sunny afternoon in mid- to late-July, the butterfies will not disappoint you.

The perennial beds and meadows are alive with blooms that attract butterflies and all sorts of nectar seeking insects. Our Butterfly Garden especially will not disappoint. So bring your camera and the kids. If you want to bring butterfly nets, do so, but please release your butterflies after inspecting them with the kids and photographing them.


CONCERT-IN-THE-ARB SERIES, Sunday, August 25th at 7 PM.

The entire Firelands Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the McBride Arboretum,free of charge to the general public.

if your group would like a private tour of the arboretum, you can arrange tour for your by calling 419-357-6245 and asking for Mike to make your arrangements.


September 7

2019 Falcon Fund Run

Run in the 5K run at BGSU Fireland College and the James H. McBride Arboretum to help raise funds for scholarships to Firelands College BGSU.

Tired of the run-of-the-mill road races? Try the 2019 Falcon Fund Run - a grassy, flat course which starts on the BGSU Firelands campus and meanders through the McBride Arboretum. Walkers and runners are welcome. The 2019 Falcon Fund Run is a fund raising initiative for scholarships at BGSU Firelands. All proceeds will provide educational opportunities for area students.

Details and Location

The event is being held on the BGSU Firelands campus and begins at 7 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Event day registration and bib pickup will begin at 5:30 p.m. and is located in the North Building room 163.

Cost for the 2019 Falcon Fund Run is $20 and includes a free t-shirt and refreshments after the race. T-shirts are not guaranteed after the pre-registration deadline. The Preregistration deadline is August 24 at 5 p.m. Registration forms can be completed online or by downloading the form and returning to the address indicated.