Japanese Red Pine welcomes visitors in to the David
G. Porter Memorial Garden
Photo by: Henry Kock
Us Year Round For Group Walks and Tours:
you have binoculars, please bring them to all walks - they're
not just for birdwatching!
Come for a nature walk along one of many trails and enjoy
The Arboretum's wide array of plants and 1,700 species of
trees and shrubs. Brochures describing the trails and plant
collections are available at the Information Kiosk located
at The Arboretum entrance and throughout the grounds. Arboretum
grounds are open dawn to dusk, year round. Admission is
The East Walk begins and ends a the construction site
for the Italian Garden. It takes the visitor past a
lovely Zen garden and through a hedged English garden.
After crossing Arboretum Road the trail leads you through
a rose garden that is not sprayed for pests and diseases.
From the eastern end of the rose garden the trail loops
through the lilac collection, the dwarf conifer collection,
the Rhododendrons and the serviceberry collection to
return through the roses.
here to see information about our trails.
Enjoy a 1 ½ hour walk led by Arboretum Auxiliary Docents.
Registration is required two weeks in advance. $4.00 per
person (minimum charge of $50.00 applies to groups fewer
than 12 persons). Bus tour groups welcome - complimentary
admission for bus driver and tour leader. To book a group
walk, call 519-824-4120 ext. 54110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led by an Arboretum staff member, your 1-3 hour tour includes
interpretations of the use of plants for horticultural or
naturalization plantings while touring plant collections
and natural landscapes. The tour can also be customized
to focus on education, natural history, wildlife or horticulture.
Fee is $125.00 for 1 hour, $160.00 for 2 hrs or $200.00
for 3 hours. Maximum 20 participants. Registration is required
at least 2 weeks in advance. To book an interpretive tour,
call 519-824-4120 ext. 54110 or email email@example.com.
Welcome to the Ivey Trail:
This 1.1-km "backbone" trail of The Arboretum starts at
the Information Kiosk and ends at the J.C.
Taylor Nature Centre. It provides access to most of
The Arboretum's other trail systems. Sponsored by the Richard
Ivey Foundation in 1989, a main objective of this trail
is to encourage walking visitors to move through the grounds
without following Arboretum Road.
at the kiosk, this brochure describes the features
of the Ivey Trail and its adjoining trails. The
identified by a white "IVEY" on the trail posts.
The other trail post symbols that you will encounter
illustrated in the brochure below with their
corresponding trail or collection. The information
kiosk is located
at the entrance to The Arboretum.
the Acrobat (pdf) version of our Ivey Trail Brochure here.
If you don't have Acrobat, click here to download a free
version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This 2.0-km loop passes through 10 plant collections and
crosses many other Arboretum trails. It is the best trail
for jogging and cross-country skiing. If you go northwest
along this trail, it will take you to the Roy Hammond Rotary
Tree Grove. This collection displays over 30 species and
varieties of hardy native and exotic trees suitable for
roadside planting in cities and suburbs.
Our J.C. Taylor Centre has been partially renovated with the generous support of The Gosling Foundation. Most Arboretum workshops now take place in the J.C. Taylor Centre. Further renovations are still occuring.
During the months of June through August, 2011 we had Wednesday Evening Walks that began at the J.C. Taylor Centre at 7 p.m. and ran until approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost was $2 / person. For further information and the schedule please visit our J.C.
Taylor Centre webpage or call 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. Please check back here in April or May of 2012 for 2012 information.