Garden Rules and Etiquette

Please help us protect and maintain the gardens and collections for the enjoyment for all visitors by observing the following:

KEEP IT BEAUTIFUL FOR ALL:  Please observe the Arboretum Code of Conduct.


Arboretum buildings and grounds are tobacco and vaping free.
Picking or collecting from plants and nature is not permitted; this includes plants, seeds, pods, fungi, butterflies or any other materials from the Arboretum. Leave everything for others to enjoy.
Stay on lawns, trails and walkways to protect living plants and soil.
Photos and videos for personal use are encouraged; professional photographers must secure permits in advance of photo shoots.
Use of drones is not allowed.
Those with a Dog Membership may use Dog Commons trails; service dogs only elsewhere on the grounds.


Climbing on trees, walls, rocks, sculptures or exhibits is not permitted.
No wading in ponds, fountains or streams.
Park only in designated areas.
Use bicycles on roadways only; for safety of others, riding on trails or walkways is not allowed.
No scooters, skateboards, hammocks or inline skates.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Teachers and chaperones must escort and be responsible for their groups throughout their visit.