The mission of the Haverford College Arboretum is to steward the College's historic tree collection while fostering a connection between our 216-acre campus and those who work, visit, study, and reside here. Maintaining the health, diversity, and history of the tree collection honors William Carvill's original 1834 landscape design, while our educational programming ensures continued engagement with this unique and treasured asset.
The Haverford College Arboretum in Haverford, PA has been upgraded to a Level III Accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity, and professionalism.
The second of a three-phase Arboretum Revitalization Plan is now underway and will continue through October 31. Designed to preserve and enhance the Haverford College Arboretum for generations to come, here’s what we can look forward to in the coming months.
America's Garden Capital Passport Debuts March 10 at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Give a nature-inspired gift that will bring joy all year long.
Our trees are feeling the effects of climate change and disease, and—like all of us—have a natural life span. Sadly, hundreds of our trees will need to be removed over the next several years. Your gift will help plant two trees for every one lost.
Plant Curator Martha J. Van Artsdalen wrote the latest tome in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, which includes 200 vintage images (some of which have never been published before) of the College's Arboretum.
Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Grounds and Arboretum preserves, protects, and beautifies the College natural environment in balance with the health and well-being of residents and visitors to campus.