The Arboretum at Penn State
Nature Science Beauty
The Arboretum at Penn State strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the academic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth.
Explore our plant collections on this interactive online map!
The Arboretum is open from dawn until dusk. Visitors bear responsibility for adhering to guidelines and protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please review Penn State’s guidance.
The Arboretum needs your support. All funding for maintenance, public events, and growth of the Arboretum comes from private gifts, and we depend heavily on the help of volunteers to get it all done.
Above all else, the staff and supporters of The Arboretum at Penn State are dedicated to excellence, emphasizing the quality of collections, materials, function, and design.