The mission of the Arboretum is to preserve the stately historic trees on campus and to perpetuate the Reptonian design set forth by William Carvill in 1834. In carrying out this mission, it is our responsibility to maintain and build upon the diversity of the tree collection, as well as to enhance the study of this history by bringing a better understanding of it to all who visit Haverford College.
Contact the Arboretum at (610) 896-1101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Horticulturist Mike Startup shares images, gardening tips and hopes to give alumni a sense of how he and his colleagues tend and nurture Haverford College's beautiful campus.
Inside the Arboretum @ Haverford
Established in 1834
A committee charged with laying out a "lawn" in what had been farmland then hired the English gardener William Carvill. Learn how his 11 years at Haverford left a mark not only on the landscape but in athletics, introducing the game of cricket to this side of the Atlantic.
Take a Virtual Tour
The Pinetum Tour will introduce you to 14 different conifers among the over 300 labeled trees in the 18-acre Ryan Pinetum, while the Arboretum Tour highlights 36 special trees centered around campus buildings on the college's 200-acre arboretum.
Work study students assist the horticultural staff with weeding and watering, as well as learning plant identification and proper plant care. Contact Bill Astifan to apply.