Tree Collections and Gardens

This beautiful 100-acre arboretum holds nine collections of trees including maples, oaks, crabapples, dogwoods, urban trees, nut trees, and more. Some are concentrated in one area, and others are spread throughout the arboretum. The arboretum also includes specialty gardens including a shrub collection, streamside garden, and many “pocket” gardens.

Please note: The arboretum is closed to vehicles during the winter months. Click here for alternate parking locations.

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Arboretum Pocket Gardens

Discover small “pocket gardens” around of the parking bays, trailheads, and benches throughout the Arboretum.

Treman Woodland Walk

This intimately-scaled, hemlock-shaded, streamside garden displays moisture-loving plants that cannot be grown well elsewhere at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Floriculture War Memorial Trail

The garden along this trail features boggy areas and running water, and shows ways to make wet areas into attractive landscape features.

Overlooks and Benches

The arboretum’s bowl-shaped hills and valleys were carved by Fall Creek following the last ice-age over 10,000 years ago. Overlooks and benches provide visitors with panoramic views, including popular Newman Overlook.

Self-guided Tours

Use your mobile phone to learn about the arboretum’s diverse tree collections and specialty gardens. Signs in sixteen different locations provide a phone number to hear a two-minute story about the nearby collection or garden.

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The arboretum has developed steadily over time into what it is today, but the final push to transform the landscape into an arboretum was made possible from a generous donation given by Floyd R. “Flood” Newman, class of 1912 in the 1980’s.

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