Arboretum photos courtesy of Dorothy Westermeier, Volunteer & Peter Patel, Horticulturist O.C. Arboretum
A Place to Enjoy the Beauty & Wonder of Nature
The Orange County Arboretum is located in the Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Hamptonburgh, New York. The 35 acres of rolling former pasturelands and wooded areas are an environmental resource and garden whose primary purpose is the display of tree collections. These collections are placed to contribute to a learning experience organized around botanical family relationships, tree habitats and wetland characteristics. The wooded borders of the six acre Al Durland Memorial Pond back the Arboretum. In the distance visitors can view the dramatic profile of the Shawangunk Mountains. The Arboretum offers a venue to compare and evaluate plants. Others may look to the Arboretum as a resource for learning about plant selections for environmental enhancements. Students may enjoy the site as an outdoor living laboratory to study and identify the various species. Homeowners can examine tree and shrub varieties for possible use in their landscape design. Everyone can come to the green sanctuary to escape the stress of everyday life by taking a leisurely stroll from one garden to another.
Membership & Donations
The Orange County Arboretum is operated and maintained by the County Parks Department in cooperation with the advisory Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, a non-profit (501-C3).
Private funds have helped make the creation of the Orange County Arboretum possible. Memorial or corporate donated trees, gardens and other amenities are warmly encouraged. Bronze plaques recognize generous donors.
If your family, business or organization is interested in becoming a member of
the Friends of the Orange County Arboretum, please call (845) 615-3828 for a private consultation or
click here to become a member.