"In all things of nature there is something
of the marvelous"
-Aristotle
Give to Arboretum

The UI Arboretum is a living laboratory, including plant collections and facilities that support the teaching, research, and public service programs of several units throughout campus. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois, it was developed in the late 1980s to early 1990s, and is currently 57 acres.

Central to the Arboretum was the development of the "All American Selection Trial Gardens," established by a bequest from Miles C. Hartley in the early 90s. The Department of Horticulture originally maintained the gardens and in 2004 the Arboretum was moved to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).

Spring at the Arboretum

cherry trees