As an individual, a couple or an organization we welcome your help and involvement. If you’re interested in donating plants or gardening materials, working in the gardens or sharing the news of the Arboretum please let us know. The phrase “it takes a village” could not be more true.
Community groups like the Illinois Prairie Hosta Society provide a host of volunteers who design and plant hosta and other shade loving plants. An eagle scout designed and helped install a flower bed near the north parking lot.
The University of Illinois Arboretum is open to all. Area residents, visitors, and campus community members are all welcome. Private gifts make the difference in our ability to support the bold vision and master plan for this beautiful space. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways you can leave a legacy for generations to come.