Celebrate Spring in the Arboretum!

Now is the time of year to enjoy a variety of flowering trees in the F. R. Newman Arboretum. The flowering cherries bloomed in late April, the magnolias are on their way to full bloom in early May, and the crabapples will bloom soon after. Later in May, the blooms of redbuds and dogwoods will emerge. Enjoy this sampler of flowering trees you'll find in the F. R. Newman Arboretum—click to learn more about each tree and where it is located.


We showcase 46 different types of Magnolias in our collections. You will find many along the arboretum road and in Jackson Grove.

Flowering Dogwoods

We showcase 78 different types of dogwoods (Cornus sp.) in our collections, many of which flower in the spring. You will find many in the Palmer-Kinne Dogwood Collection.