Gardens and Landscapes

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens

The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens are the jewel of the Arboretum, featuring 10 acres of themed garden spaces and another 14 acres of rolling meadows and walking paths to explore.

Search Our Plant Collections

Search plant collections at the Arboretum with our interactive plant finder and blooming bulbs interactive maps. Also find information on seasonal container plantings, featured plants, and how to read our plant labels.

Natural Lands

Learn about Hartley Wood, the Marilyn Quigley Gerhold Wildflower Trail, the Prairie Restoration Site, and the Bellefonte Central Rail Trail.


The Arboretum at Penn State welcomes researchers, including faculty and students, to use our landscapes and collections for study purposes.

Long-Term Research Partnerships

Learn about our partnerships with The American Chestnut Foundation, the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research, and the PopUp Poplar Gardens project.