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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:
  1. 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)
  2. Register for a chance to win one of three prizes (prizes will be awarded by drawing, limit one prize per family)
  3. 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!)
  4. Share pictures of your adventure with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #arboretumadventure

To assemble your guidebook:

Register here for a chance to win one of 3 great prizes!

Get directions to all the arboretums!

Alphabetical list of Arboretums

(Please check hours and availability of arboretums before traveling)

Aldersgate Gardens- Lincoln

Bassett Memorial Park and Nature Trail- Bassett

Beatrice Public Library- Beatrice

Bruce Park Arboretum- Creigton

C Bertrand Schultz Arboretum- Lincoln *Girl Scout use only

Chadron State College- Chadron

Crete Public School Arboretum- Crete

Downtown Lincoln Arboretum- Lincoln

Eastern NE 4-H Center- Gretna

FireWorks Rain Garden- Lincoln

Forest Lawn Cemetery- Omaha

Franklin-Cotterell Greens- North Bend

Gifford Park- Omaha

Gilman Park- Pierce

Glenn Viehmeyer Arboretum- North Platte

Governor Furnas Arboretum- Brownville

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 

Itha Krumme Memorial Arboretum- Falls City

Jim Kluck Memorial Railside Green- Schuyler

Joslyn Art Museum- Omaha

Joslyn Castle Historic Landscape- Omaha

Lauritzen Gardens- Omaha *regular admission will apply

Lower Loup NRD Arboretum- Ord

Maskenthine Arboretum- Stanton

Midland University Heritage Arboretum- Fremont

Norman Walburn Arboretum- Cambridge

Northeast Arboretum- Concord

Northeast Community College Arboretum- Norfolk

Northfield Park & Charlie Fenster Arboretum- Gering

OPPD Arboretum- Omaha

Osterhout Arboretum- Crete

Pender City Park Arboretum- Pender

Peru State College- Peru

Pioneers Park Nature Center- Lincoln

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

Skyview Park- Norfolk

South Sioux City

St. Roberts Arboretum- Omaha *available June 1st

Stella Garden Club- Stella

Taylor Community Arboretum- Taylor

Unadilla Area Arboretum- Unadilla

UNL Maxwell Arboretum- Lincoln

Wayne State College Arboretum- Wayne

For Arboretum Curators: print more flyers here.