The University of Alabama Arboretum maintains plant collections for botanical education and appreciation. The Arboretum features walking trails through a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental garden, and a children’s garden. Most of the Arboretum’s land was donated by the federal government to help support the University’s goals of promoting research and providing public education and service. Today the Arboretum is part of a national network that shares plant information with scientists, students and the public. The Arboretum is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences.
The arboretum is open daily from 8AM until sunset, except on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There is no admission charge for entrance. Tours are available by reservation. Please contact the arboretum for more information.
October 30 from 2-4pm
GO BATTY AT THE ARBORETUM
Join us for an afternoon of entertaining and informative activities focusing on bats. We will BUILD BAT HOUSES to place in the Arboretum, learn about echolocation, trick or treat for BAT SALAD,and MORE! Appropriate for ages 5-12.
It’s been an active summer of sculpture in the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden!
Claire Lewis Evans, a graduate student in Art at The University of Alabama, donated the metal sculpture pictured here.
Its presence adds a wonderful sense of movement and playfulness to the space.
Check out her Flickr page for more photos!
This summer, a group of volunteers led by Joan Mallonee, William Doty and Arboretum caretaker, Kenneth Robinson, set out a large stone labyrinth.
Not only is it lovely visually, it’s the perfect way to walk off the stress of the day. Hope you can come to visit these beautiful additions to the garden soon.