The Orchard was part of the original site plan. Though that plan suggested an apple orchard, the decision was made to plant crab apples instead to eliminate the more intensive maintenance required by apple trees. Two types of crab apples were planted here in 1989 – the upright ‘Strawberry Parfait’ blooms a deep magenta-pink, which fades to soft pink and then white before the petals fall, while the weeping ‘White Cascade’ trees present white blooms. The Orchard can be found on either side of the Museum Building parking lot, and lines three sides of the Museum. Depending on weather, these trees tend to bloom in mid-late April/early May. Flowers may last 7-10 days in cooler conditions.