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).
Experience our gardens - a series of outdoor rooms - a place where you can ask questions about plants and get ideas for designing your own garden - a place to learn about plant sciences and applied arts in an aesthetically-enriched setting.