All About Penn State: The Arboretum

All About Penn State: The Arboretum at Penn State 

The Arboretum at Penn State has been recognized as a top location in PA. According to a release from the state's chapter of the American Planning Association "Great Places" are determined by the group for its Great Public Places" category. 

The nomination was made by the College Township Planning Commission because the Arboretum is "truly a great place that perfectly blends science and aesthetics." 

The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the acedemic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth. 

Since 1914, Penn State's trustees first set aside land for the arboretum and it has been growing ever since. The Arboretum strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment.

The construction of New Pollinator and Bird Garden is Underway! They have designed a garden that encourages ecological diversity by incorporating habitats such as a pond, wetlands, woodland, and dry meadow.

Recently the University announced the construction of a new art museum that will be located in The Arboretum at Penn State. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and conclude in 2023. 

The Arboretum is a great place to visit if you are a student, local, or visiting Penn State. In all seasons you can take in the beauty and the seasonal accents that are throughout the gardens. 

There are many ways to contribute to the Arboretum's development. If you have enjoyed learning about the Arboretum and would like to be involved in it's growth, please consider visiting their website and viewing the options available.

Hours of the garden are from Dawn until Dusk. Following University policy for social distancing, staying 6' away from others, and wear a mask. Most activities and all events, including rentals are currently suspended due to Covid 19.

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