Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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A Living Museum

Hoyt Arboretum provides a living classroom for students and teachers. A variety of educational and exploratory brochures are available at the Visitor Center. 

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Events & Classes

Upcoming Events & Classes

New events and classes have been posted to the calendar - check out our schedule, and learn something new today!

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Seasonal Highlights

It's summer at Hoyt Arboretum! Find out where you can best enjoy the summer season along our 12 miles of hiking trails.

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Please Support Us

Support for Hoyt Arboretum comes in many forms. For instance, you can become a member, send a donation, make a commemorative gift or volunteer your time.

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Welcome to Hoyt Arboretum


At Hoyt Arboretum, every tree has a story to tell. Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate the community, Hoyt Arboretum encompasses 189 ridge-top acres, accessible by 12 miles of hiking trails. A place of beauty and serenity in all seasons, Hoyt Arboretum is easily accessible from anywhere in the Portland metropolitan area by car, bus or the MAX light rail. A free shuttle is available in Washington Park from May through October. You will also find parking, restroom facilities, ADA accessible trails and ADA parking at or near the Visitor Center. 

An arboretum is a promise to future generations. Just as we are enjoying mature and wonderful trees that were planted many years ago, the trees we plant today will grow to provide shade, beauty and value for decades and centuries to come. More than 6,000 specimens from around the world grow here, including more than 2,000 species, 63 of which are vulnerable or endangered. Hoyt Arboretum is a living laboratory where anyone can enjoy trees and plants that are both familiar and unexpected.

Visit Hoyt Arboretum today and enjoy Portland's museum of living trees!

You’re Invited to Forage in the Forest

SOLD OUT! Please email becky.schreiber@portlandoregon.gov to be added to the wait list.

Join us on Saturday, August 1 from 5:00-9:00pm for HAF’s gala fundraising event, Forage in the Forest. This unique event includes a performance among the trees by the always-astonishing dance company BodyVox. Award-winning chef Greg Higgins will create a scrumptious dinner featuring foraged edibles and fine wines. You’ll learn about ethnobotany and the myriad uses of plants from expert tour guides and top off the evening with a raffle for a trip to Bali and an anything-but-dull oral auction benefitting HAF’s education programs and the Tree Fund. This dressy-casual event will be held throughout the arboretum with dinner served in the beautifully-decorated Stevens Pavilion. 

This is not your ordinary gala! Join the fun and purchase your tickets by contacting becky.schreiber@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.1649. Tickets are $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Hurry! Seating is limited to 100 guests and always sells out.

Peggie Schwarz
Executive Director


Member Benefits

Hoyt Arboretum Friends' members receive discounts from select nurseries and arborists including: 

Bamboo Garden
Collier Arbor Care, A Division of Bartlett Tree Experts
Emerald Tree
For the Love of Trees, LLC
Teragan & Associates, Inc.

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HAF 2014 Annual Report

HAF’s 2014 Annual Report celebrates our many successes last year including the installation of the beautiful Bamboo Forest, the addition of 2.25 acres to the arboretum, the planting of 171 plants and improvements to the Winter Garden and Maple collection.  

Click here to read the entire 2014 Annual Report.

Access HAF's 2014 990 Form here.