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.
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As the temperatures drop, it's only natural to want to stay bundled up inside, but don't shy away from the outdoors! Getting outside during the winter can have a lot of benefits!
A critter-proof fence, reconfigured community plots, and sustainable strategies all figure into the Haverfarm’s winter rejuvenation plans.
Spending time in nature is a crucial component of childhood development. Learn more about how to cultivate a connection with nature at the Haverford College Arboretum!
Learn about the smaller features of the Haverford College Arboretum!
iNaturalist is an app used for species identification and to log biodiversity data! At Haverford, iNaturalist is used in a myriad of ways.
Bethany Teigan, Founder of the Philadelphia Mycology Club, led a fungi foraging tour around Haverford’s Arboretum in September! Here, I share some of what I learned from her tour and my reflections on the experience.
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.