Jensen-Olson Arboretum is switching to its winter hours. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Jensen-Olson Arboretum is switching to its winter hours. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Jensen-Olson Arboretum shifts hours ahead of winter season

Winter is coming

Beginning next week, the Jensen-Olson Arboretum will adjustits hours ahead of winter to operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The new hours will remain in effect through most of March.

This is a change from its current summer hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,Wednesday through Sunday.

Despite the hour shift, the Point Caroline Trail — which is partially on the property — will continue to be open for use all days of the week, along with the shared parking lot continuing to be maintained for trail users even when the arboretum is not in operating hours, said Ginger Hudson, horticulturist and onsite manager of the arboretum.

Hudson said this is the second year the arboretum has shifted its hours during the winter season due to a lack of visitation in recent years. She said there are no plans or events scheduled for the aborterum during this winter season, but encouraged people to keep a lookout in case that changes.

As well as the hour shift, the onsite vault toilet will be closed from November until March of next year.

Hudson said she will still be working her same regular schedule and can be contacted about rentals, requests, or other arboretum questions throughout all seasons Wednesday through Sunday.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807. Follow her on Twitter at @clariselarson.

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