Join us on an Arboretum Adventure!
From Brownville to Alliance, we facilitate a network of more than 100 arboretums and public gardens across the state that demonstrate regionally appropriate plants, adaptability and sustainability. These gardens represent efforts of every size, many of them undertaken by volunteers, that are cared for with pride and provide a bright spot in their community. Collective learning and the sharing of both successes and failures helps these gardens continue to grow, and give visitors beautiful places to enjoy.
Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary year by going on an Arboretum Adventure with a chance to win one of three family friendly prizes!
Become an Arboretum Explorer:
- Print your Arboretum Adventure Guidebook (letter size, print 2-sided, flip on short side) and Adventure Map (11x17" or "fit to page" for letter size)
- Register for a chance to win one of three prizes (prizes will be awarded by drawing, limit one prize per family)
- Visit and enjoy the participating arboretums, use the clue in your guidebook to locate the Arboretum Adventure plaque and make a rubbing of it. (don't forget to check their hours before traveling!)
- Share pictures of your adventure with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #arboretumadventure
To assemble your guidebook:
Print on 8.5x11" paper, 2-sided, flip on short side.
Fold in half along the dotted line, keep the number on the outside top right corner.
Place the folded pages inside each other, in order.
Staple along the fold and label with your name or team name.
Alphabetical list of Arboretums
(Please check hours and availability of arboretums before traveling)
Bassett Memorial Park and Nature Trail- Bassett
Bruce Park Arboretum- Creigton
C Bertrand Schultz Arboretum- Lincoln *Girl Scout use only
Crete Public School Arboretum- Crete
Franklin-Cotterell Greens- North Bend
Gifford Park- Omaha
Gilman Park- Pierce
Halleck Park Arboretum- Papillion
Hastings College Arboretum- Hastings
Hastings Highland Park- Hastings
Historic Barnes Park Arboretum- Madison
Horning State Farm Demonstration Forest- Plattesmouth Open 9am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
Jim Kluck Memorial Railside Green- Schuyler
Lauritzen Gardens- Omaha *regular admission will apply
Lower Loup NRD Arboretum- Ord
Maskenthine Arboretum- Stanton
Midland University Heritage Arboretum- Fremont
Northeast Arboretum- Concord
Northeast Community College Arboretum- Norfolk
OPPD Arboretum- Omaha
Osterhout Arboretum- Crete
Pender City Park Arboretum- Pender
Prairie Pines Arboretum- Lincoln *open on the 2nd Saturday of every month, click for more info
Sallows Conservatory and Arboretum- Alliance
Scottsbluff Downtown Gardens Arboretum- Scottsbluff
South Sioux City
St. Roberts Arboretum- Omaha *available June 1st
Stella Garden Club- Stella
Unadilla Area Arboretum- Unadilla
UNL Maxwell Arboretum- Lincoln
Wayne State College Arboretum- Wayne
For Arboretum Curators: print more flyers here.