The Zucker Shrub Collection
Located in the F. R. Newman Arboretum, the Zucker Shrub Collection is designed as a “sampler” of flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses, and low-maintenance perennials within a series of outdoor “rooms” to walk through for inspiration.
The Groundcover Collection
Groundcovers can provide an attractive and sustainable alternative to high-maintenance lawns. The groundcover collection includes a wide range of plants that make ideal groundcovers for either shady, sunny, or sloped areas.
The Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection
Brightly-colored flower clusters make rhododendrons very popular landscape plants, which have long been hybridized for improved blooms, foliage, and hardiness. Over 100 different types of rhododendrons are displayed in the Bowers Rhododendron Collection on Comstock Knoll.
The Mullestein Winter Garden
If you are accustomed to long winters, visit the winter garden to find ways to incorporate interesting colors and textures into your winter landscape. There are over 700 plants, chosen for their interesting bark texture, bark color, unusual growth habits, winter fruit, cones, or evergreen foliage.
Pocket Gardens in the Arboretum
Throughout the F. R. Newman Arboretum are small pocket gardens associated with some of the parking bays, trail heads, and benches along the network of walking paths. They display a variety of planting styles from informal naturalistic assemblages of native plants that attract birds and pollinators to more orderly plantings.
Within the F. R. Newman Arboretum, there are several locations to explore a variety of flowering trees, including apples, cherries, and magnolia. In early spring, be sure to visit the Class of 1923 Flowering Tree Collection, the Jennings Crabapple Collection and the magnolia collection in Jackson Grove.