Registration has closed for the Gala in the Gardens celebration of the Arboretum’s 10th anniversary and soon-to-be built Pollinator and Bird Garden. Thank you to everyone who has registered to attend the Gala. We look forward to seeing you on September 20!
Fall Photo Contest
Please submit your favorite photo of autumn in the Arboretum (one per person, please) via email, Facebook, or Instagram by November 30! Contest winners will be featured in our Seasonal Images album, social media, and in our newsletter.
Summer Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the summer photo contest! The three winners are featured in Seasonal Images on the home page and listed below:
1st Place – Susan Vernick
2nd Place – Jayna Leber
3rd Place – Lindsay Sartori
We received many beautiful images so thank you to everyone who submitted a summer photo!
A New Way to Donate
We are pleased to announce that a new, very user-friendly option is available to donate to the Arboretum. Simply text PSUArboretum to 41444.
If you wish to bring a group to visit the Arboretum, please use our on-line form to inquire about tours and schedule your visit.
The Arboretum is offering T-shirts for sale in several styles. The shirts cost $20 for adults (all designs) and $15 for children (bison, hellbender, and hummingbird only). Please see the descriptions and images of the designs at https://arboretum.psu.edu/shirts/.
Pumpkin Festival – October 11 and 12
Plan to enter a jack-o’-lantern in our annual contest at the Pumpkin Festival. There is no charge to attend the festival or to enter the contest. Up to 1,000 pumpkins will be given away from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, to contest entrants but you can also provide your own pumpkin. Lighted jack-o’-lanterns will be displayed from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Autumn displays will also be featured throughout the gardens.
What’s in bloom?
Please visit our Facebook page throughout the growing season to find out what is in bloom. When you are in the gardens, you can pick up a list of the annual plants featured in our containers and garden beds at the Overlook Pavilion.
Friday, September 20 – 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Gala in the Gardens
H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens
All Pumpkin Festival activities take place in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.
Sunday, October 6 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12 – 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
See detailed schedule on flyer.
Pictured at the top of the page is a view of jack-o’-lanterns at the 2018 Pumpkin Festival.