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Arboretum photos courtesy of Dorothy Westermeier, Volunteer & Peter Patel, Horticulturist O.C. Arboretum

 
A Place to Enjoy the Beauty & Wonder of Nature


image The Orange County Arboretum is located in the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Hamptonburgh, New York. The 35 acres of rolling former pasturelands and wooded areas are an environmental resource and garden whose primary purpose is the display of tree collections. These collections are placed to contribute to a learning experience organized around botanical family relationships, tree habitats and wetland characteristics. The wooded borders of the six acre Al Durland Memorial Pond back the Arboretum. In the distance visitors can view the dramatic profile of the Shawangunk Mountains. The Arboretum offers a venue to compare and evaluate plants. Others may look to the Arboretum as a resource for learning about plant selections for environmental enhancements. Students may enjoy the site as an outdoor living laboratory to study and identify the various species. Homeowners can examine tree and shrub varieties for possible use in their landscape design. Everyone can come to the green sanctuary to escape the stress of everyday life by taking a leisurely stroll from one garden to another.
Spring Special Event
Hosted by Friends of the Orange County Arboretum

image Don't miss Orange County’s largest and finest plant sale!
The most anticipated event of the year for Orange County gardeners who annually brave our unpredictable spring weather to shop the finest selection of plants in the area. The Friends of the Arboretum annual plant sale will take place on  May 13, 20 & 27th from 10am – 2:45pm, offering more than 300 species of plants suitable for a variety of soil and light conditions. Choose from hard-to-find varieties and some Orange County Arboretum introductions. All plants once established, require minimal care. Informative garden helpers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and also give you new ideas for your garden. Most importantly, supporting the Arboretum with each purchase makes this a not-to-be-missed event. Shop early for the best selection and please be aware, many selections are limited.

The sale is held at the Arboretum Greenhouse adjacent to the Kosuga Education building. Some boxes are available, but bring your own containers and carts for easier carrying. Arboretum admission is always absolutely FREE so we hope to see you there! Click here for more information.