The Arboretum at Penn State
Nature Science Beauty
The Arboretum at Penn State strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment for all who visit.
The Oak-leaf Hydrangea
Many of us have fond memories of the “mophead” antique cultivar of Hydrangea arborescens known as ‘Grandiflora’ (the prelude to ‘Annabelle’ which was introduced in the 1990’s) that graced the front yards...
There is no admission charge to visit the Arboretum and free parking is available to visitors in the parking lot at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens are open for visitation only between dawn and dusk.
Make a Difference
The Arboretum needs your support. All funding for maintenance, public events, and growth of the Arboretum comes from private gifts, and we depend heavily on the help of volunteers to get it all done.
Above all else, the staff and supporters of The Arboretum at Penn State are dedicated to excellence, emphasizing the quality of collections, materials, function, and design.