Visit Us

Hours: Open daily from 8am – sunset
Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Download a trail map here: (JPG) or a (PDF).

Download a map of plant species in the arboretum (PDF) or check out the interactive table on our What’s Growing On? page.

Admission: Free.  Donations are appreciated and fund our facilities and programs.  Tours are available by reservation. Please contact the arboretum for more information.

Dogs: Leashed dogs are welcome at the Arboretum. Please pick up after your pet using the bags provided and deposit waste in a garbage can. If you see an unleashed dog please report it to UAPD by calling 205-348-5454.

Parking: Parking space is limited at the Arboretum. Parking on the grass or any area other than gravel/road is prohibited. All guests are required to park in designated parking areas and must park their vehicle as directed by Arboretum staff. The main visitor parking lot is located uphill from the Pavilion and Greenhouses. A secondary small parking lot is available adjacent to the Children’s Garden. Two additional spots are located near the Wildflower Garden and additional spaces may be available in the staff parking lot behind the Greenhouses, particularly for those guests who have difficulty navigating steps or trails. Parking on the roadside is only allowed when other parking areas are full and must not block traffic. For large events, guests who are able are encouraged to park at the old golf course parking lot and walk to the Arboretum via the Arboretum’s trails. The Arboretum golf cart is available upon request to transport guests from parking areas to the event location.

Directions: Our physical address is 4801 Arboretum Way.  The Arboretum is located adjacent to the former University golf course, near the VA Medical Center and the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway (15th Street East) and Loop Road. Enter through the main gate, proceed to the rear of the parking lot, and turn left down the dirt road to the Arboretum.


For further information:
(205) 553-3278