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.
Download our Strategic Plan to learn more.
Now more than ever, it is important that we take advantage of all of nature’s healing effects on the mind and body. Not only does being outdoors encourage us to exercise more, but the simple act of being present in nature also has numerous psychological and physiological benefits.
The multi-year plan to preserve, revitalize, and renew Haverford's award-winning Arboretum is entering Phase III. Work will commence this summer and will continue through October 2020. Highlights of this new phase include continued progress toward a goal of planting of 1,000 new trees by 2027 as well as removal of trees in decline.
Check out the sites of Haverford's sustainability efforts on this virtual tour with our Sustainability Fellow, Ceci Silberstein '19!
Take our Earth Week Quiz and have a chance at winning class credit for an upcoming program!
Information regarding campus closures in response to COVID-19
Information regarding program cancellations and campus closures in response to COVID-19
The Arboretum Explorer offers virtual tours, a tree search and map, scientific names, and Arboretum highlights.
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.