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.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Arboretum is to engage the academic strengths of the University in promoting scholarship and education about plants and their history and importance on earth.
Conifers in the Winter Landscape
The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens feature a number of evergreen conifers that lend beauty to the winter landscape. Most of these are members of the pine and cypress families (Pinaceae and Cupressaceae, respectively) which...
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 Arboretum, including the gardens, is open for visitation every day from dawn until 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.