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.
Events & Classes
Upcoming Events & Classes
New events and classes have been posted to the calendar - check out our schedule, and learn something new today!
It's summer at Hoyt Arboretum! Find out where you can best enjoy the summer season along our 12 miles of hiking trails.
Please Support Us
Support for the Arboretum comes in many forms. For instance, you can become a member, send a donation, make a commemorative gift or volunteer your time.
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! Join Hoyt Arboretum Friends for the 4th annual Forage in the Forest: An Evening of Pinot, Pollination and Percussion on Saturday, July 30, 2016. For ticket information, please click here.
Hoyt Arboretum's curator Martin Nicholson talks about our Magnolia collection with Garden Time. Watch the video and then join us for a special tour of the Magnolia collection on Thursday, April 7 at 12pm!
Hoyt Arboretum Friends' members receive discounts from select nurseries and arborists including:
Collier Arbor Care, A Division of Bartlett Tree Experts
For the Love of Trees, LLC
Teragan & Associates, Inc.
Learn more here.
Last year, HAF repaved a portion of the crumbling ADA Overlook Trail, funded much-needed storm damage repairs, purchased a laser engraving machine to improve collection signage, and funded seedling procurement and maintenance through the Tree Fund. Click here to read the entire 2015 Annual Report.