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The Arboretum.... What does it mean to you?

In a recent meeting The Arboretum Staff were discussing how The Arboretum should be portrayed to you, the public, in our various vehicles of promotion, advertising, media relations etc.  There are so many facets to The Arboretum and sitting around the table we had so many views and terminology that can be used to communicate what / who we are as The Arboretum, University of Guelph.  The tagline “A Natural Treasure” is something that we have used over the past several years.  It works well as a general descriptive phrase.  We would like to add to this tagline with phrases representing the various aspects of The Arboretum.  We thought the best way to start would be to ask for your ideas of what The Arboretum means to you. 

Please add a phrase to “The Arboretum, A Natural Treasure….????”  and submit it to us.  The phrase should be no more than 5 words and you should be willing to let us use it in our promotions if we like it.  By submitting it you are releasing any claim to the phrase.

Here are some examples:
A Natural Treasure … A Living Classroom

A Natural Treasure … An Urban Oasis

A Natural Treasure … A Unique Wedding Facilty

A Natural Treasure … A Sanctuary for Wildlife

To submit your suggestion(s) please send an email to us at: with “A Natural Treasure” in the subject line or visit the posting on our Facebook page.

Please be creative and submit as many as you like!



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Arboretum Beginning

The Arboretum at the University of Guelph is somewhat modeled after the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University which is 100 years older.

Plantings started in 1971 and are now maturing to produce a beautiful landscape, within which The Arboretum continues to develop specialized gardens, botanical collections, and gene conservation programs.

Labels are maintained at the base of all woody plants in the collections that are listed on The Arboretum map.

University of Guelph Arboretum
College Ave East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

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