Last year, more than 15,000 visitors strolled through the 34-acre oasis located just east of
There are numerous gardens featuring perennials, annuals, succulents, ornamental grasses and shrubs, as well as an extensive collection of trees of all sizes and varieties. Several ponds and a children's garden with a silo and scavenger hunt are are among attractions.
Educational horticulture, workshops and special events such as Moonlight and Roses and the annual Fall Harvest Festival and scarecrow contest. A grand pergola has become a frequent setting for weddings, and the welcome center has been recently remodeled.
In 1995, a 74-acre plot was leased from HCC on a 99-year lease and groundbreaking took place in
In 1996, the design team of
Today the arboretum and gardens are home to
The non-profit arboretum receives no city, state or federal funding, instead receiving support through grants, donations and memorials.
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