What’s New

Bring your binoculars and get ready to search the skies!

Director’s Dialogue

Interested in what’s going on at the Arboretum and the progress of the museum construction project? Drop in to the Overlook Pavilion on the second Tuesday of each month through October for a discussion with Arboretum director Casey Sclar.

White trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, one of the wildflowers that has been planted along the Gerhold Wildflower Trail.

200 Acres App

200 Acres, a new self-guided touring app, will test users’ knowledge of Penn State by providing new perspectives on the University’s original land, history, and purpose. Learn more at Penn State Outreach.

Wild columbine, Aquilegia candensis, one of the many ephemeral wildflowers blooming in the Hartley Wood this spring

Food Bank Donations Begin

Every year, produce from the Arboretum’s vegetable gardens is donated to the State College Food Bank.

Cyclamineus daffodil (Narcissus ‘Jetfire’)

Cities of Goldenrod

Join Penn State researchers for an exciting new program to explore the herbivores, predators, and pollinators that inhabit goldenrod “cities.”

Programs and Events

Use our events calendar to help you plan a visit to the Arboretum!

25 Sep

Join Penn State Master Gardeners in the children's garden to learn all about the spotted lanternfly, the new invasive pest swarming across [...]

25 Sep

It's story time in the children's garden! Join us for stories followed by a nature-themed craft.

26 Sep

Volunteers who have completed an application and have arranged a start date with our volunteer coordinator can join our gardening staff on [...]

28 Sep

Join us for a bird-watching walk led by avian experts! Walks will start in early fall, the season when an abundance of [...]