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Public Gardens & Arboretums

From Brownville to Alliance, we facilitate a network of more than 100 arboretums and public gardens across the state that demonstrate regionally appropriate  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 gardeners a chance to learn what grows best locally.

We encourage you to visit and enjoy these local arboretums and gardens, most free of charge, and appreciate the work being done in your area. We also encourage you to visit gardens nationwide and worldwide. With an NSA membership, you get free or reduced admissions or other discounts at 200+ botanical gardens in North America, including free admission to Denver Botanical Garden, Morton Arboretum, Missouri Botanic Garden and many others.

Map of Arboretum Locations


Accredited Arboretums
Ashland, Carol Joy Holling Camp, http://caroljoyholling.org
Beatrice, Chautauqua Park Arboretum, http://www.visitbeatrice.com/chautauqua-park
Brownville, Governor Furnas Arboretum
Crete, Osterhout Arboretum
Curtis, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Fremont, Clemmons Park Arboretum
Fremont, Midland University Heritage Arboretum
Gering, Northfield Arboretum, http://gering.org
Lincoln, Downtown Lincoln Arboretum, http://downtownlincoln.org
Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, http://www.unl.edu/bga/
Lincoln, Lincoln Regional Center Arboretum
Lincoln, Nebraska Wesleyan University Arboretum
Lincoln, Pioneers Park Nature Center, http://parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter
Lincoln, Prairie Pines Arboretum, http://prairiepines.org
North Bend, Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum, http://nbtigers.org
North Platte, Glenn Viehmeyer Arboretum
Omaha, Lauritzen Gardens, http://www.lauritzengardens.org/
Omaha, Metropolitan Community College Arboretum, http://mccneb.edu
Omaha Public Power District Arboretum
Omaha, St. Roberts Arboretum, http://stroberts.com
Peru, Campus of a Thousand Oaks Arboretum
Pierce, Gilman Park Arboretum, http://www.gilmanparkarboretum.com
Schuyler, Jim Kluck Memorial Railside, http://schuylernebraska.net/points-of-interest/railside-green-arboretum/
Scottsbluff, D. A. Murphy Panhandle Arboretum


Landscape Stewards
Alliance, Sallows Conservatory & Arboretum
Alma, Pheasant Point Arboretum
Bassett Memorial Park & Nature Trail, http://www.bassettnebr.com 
Beatrice Public Library Arboretum
Cambridge, Norman Walburn Memorial Arboretum, http://www.cambridgene.org
Chadron State College Arboretum
Concord, Northeast Arboretum
Creighton, Bruce Park Arboretum, http://www.creighton.org
Crete Public Schools Arboretum
Crofton Courts Arboretum
Fairbury City Arboretum, http://Fairburyne.org
Falls City, Itha Krumme Arboretum, http:// www.fallscitynebraska.org/falls-city/tourism-and-recreation/itha-krumme-memorial-arboretum
Fremont, Hormel Park Arboretum
Fremont, May Museum Arboretum
Fremont, Ridge Cemetery Arboretum
Gothenburg, Ehmen Park Arboretum
Grand Island, Suck's Lake & Park Arboretum, http://www.grand-island.com/parks
Gretna, Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center Arboretum, http://4h.unl.edu
Hastings College Arboretum
Hastings Highland Park Arboretum
Hastings, Central Community College Arboretum
Hastings, Good Samaritan Society
Hastings Village, http://www.good-sam.com/hastingsvillage
Hastings, Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor Learning, http://www.prairieloft.org
Hebron, Arrowhead Gardens Arboretum
Hemingford Community Care Center
Hickman, Hickman Linear Park Arboretum
Kearney, City of Kearney Cemetery Arboretum
Kearney, Harmon Park Landmark Site, http://www.cityofkearney.org
Kearney, University of Nebraska at Kearney Arboretum
Lexington, Stenberg Arboretum
Lincoln, Aldersgate Gardens
Lincoln, Bertrand Schultz Arboretum
Lincoln, Fireworks Rain Garden, http://www.fireworksrestaurant.com/environment
Lincoln, Joshua Turner Arboretum, Union College
Lincoln, Lincoln Water System Arboretum
Lincoln, Lower Platte South NRD
Lincoln, Nebraska State Capitol, http://www.capitol.org
Lincoln, Prairie Song Arboretum
Lincoln, South Ridge Village Association
Lincoln, Taylor Park Neighborhood Association
Lincoln, Vintage Heights Neighborhood Arboretum, http://vintageheights.net
Madison, Historic Barnes Park Arboretum
Milford, Stan Matzke Arboretum
Minden, Minden Community Arboretum
Nebraska City, Wildwood Arboretum
Neligh, Neligh NE Riverside & Penn Parks
Norfolk, Northeast Community College
Norfolk, Northeast Community College Arboretum
Norfolk, Skyview Arboretum, http://www.ci.norfolk.ne.us/parks/
Ogallala Community Arboretum
Omaha, Basswood Lodge Arboretum, http://www.bigmuddyworkshop.com/our-office.php
Omaha, Bridlewood Park Arboretum
Omaha, CABG Patch
Omaha, Chalco Hills Arboretum, http://www.papionrd.org
Omaha, Creighton University Arboretum, http://www.creighton.edu
Omaha, Elmwood Park Arboretum
Omaha, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Omaha, Joslyn Art Museum Arboretum
Omaha, Prospect Hill Cemetery, http://www.prospecthillomaha.org
Ord, Lower Loup Natural Resource District
Aagard Farm Arboretum
Papillion, Halleck Park Arboretum
Pender City Park Arboretum, http://penderthurston.com
Plattsmouth, Horning State Farm Arboretum, http://nfs.unl.edu/nfs-properties
Scottsbluff, Downtown Gardens Arboretum
Scribner City Park, http://scribnernebraska.com
Seward, Concordia University Arboretum
South Sioux City Arboretum
Stanton, Lower Elkhorn NRD Maskenthine Lake Arboretum
Stella Arboretum
Taylor Community Arboretum
Tekamah, Hancock Home Farm
Thurston, Berried Treasures Arboretum
Unadilla Area Arboretum, http://www.unadillanebraska.com
Wayne State College Arboretum, http://wsc.edu
York, Foster Park, http://www.cityofyork.net