Welcome! The grounds at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens are open to the public 365 days a year from 8:00 am to sunset.
The John J. Willaman Education Center is open every day from 9:00am – 4:00pm, except from December 29 through March 30 when Sunday hours are from 12 noon – 4:00pm.
Admission is free, so come enjoy the following benefits:
- 1.2 miles of paved walkways through native woodland
- Labeled trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in several different garden areas
- Self-guided walking tours with maps available at the Education Center
- A tranquil, natural setting in a densely populated residential and commercial area
- Periodic educational displays and
workshops, art and craft shows, and seasonal plant sale
- Picnic area (but please do not bring food into the gardens)
- Arboretum gift shop is open 9am to 4pm, and the plant shop is open 9am to 4pm from mid April to mid October
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You can also click here to download our local directions guide to help you find us.
The Arboretum is fragile, help protect it by following these guidelines:
Because of the delicate and valuable plantings along the paths we cannot allow dogs in the Arboretum.
Please do not pick the flowers, plants, leaves, fruit or seeds.
Please walk only on paths and grassy areas to avoid stepping on plants that have yet to emerge.
Do not bring sports or game equipment, food, beverages or tobacco products into the Garden.
Cars, bicycles, and other vehicles are restricted to the designated parking areas.
- You are welcome to take photographs, however they must be for personal use only.
- Wedding/Portrait photography by professional photographers is not permitted in the gardens.
- Images of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens may not be used for commercial or advertising purposes without written permission from the Executive Director.
We ask that you abide by the following guidelines while on the property:
- Set up tripods/easels on lawns or paved paths only, and not in garden beds.
- Follow the requests of gardeners and other Jenkins Arboretum staff.
- Respect the wishes of other guests, allowing for movement around you.
- Leave the garden as you found it.
We appreciate your understanding.
The mission of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is to preserve the natural tranquil woodlands for community enjoyment, to showcase native plants and a world class collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, and to promote environmental horticulture through learning, research and conservation.
As defined by the will of H. Lawrence Jenkins, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is to be developed as a
public park, arboretum and wildlife sanctuary for the use of the public and responsible organizations engaged in the study of arboriculture, horticulture and wildlife for
educational and scientific purposes.