What is an Arboretum? We have 3 in Beaverton!

What is an Arboretum? We have 3 in Beaverton!

What is an Arboretum? An Arboretum is a collection of trees in a park like setting as the main attraction, in most cases they serve a purpose of scientific and educational studies.

How many does Beaverton Have? Currently Beaverton has 3 Arboretums.

Where can Beaverton’s Arboretums be found?

  1. The first Arboretum Street of Trees Walking Tour is along Griffith drive between Beaverton Hillsdale Highway and 5th street and is a walking tour that starts at Beaverton municipal court 4755 SW Griffith Dr., Beaverton, OR.
  2. The second Arboretum was established in 2013 consisting of all Pacific Northwest native trees and shrubs and can be visited at the corner of Allen Boulevard and Alice Lane.
  3. The most recently established Arboretum, planted for Arbor Month in April 2019, is located on 142nd Avenue near Farmington Road.

When can these sites be visited? Please visit all of these sites from dawn to dusk and be respectful of neighbors and the Arboretums while visiting.

To learn more please visit https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/1417/Arboretums