Panorama of trees changing color in autumn


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

Our Vision

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.

Core Values

Reflecting University Core Values, The Arboretum at Penn State is practicing and living out daily:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Discovery
  • Excellence
  • Community

We are dedicated to these values in our designs, collections, and programming.