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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Education at Hoyt Arboretum

Douglas-fir-grove.jpgHoyt Arboretum provides a living classroom for students and teachers.

To enhance the learning that can take place in this global garden, a variety of educational and self-guided walk brochures are available at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center at all times. Volunteers staff the Visitor Center and are there to answer questions and help interpret the Arboretum for the public during Visitor Center hours. 

The Hoyt Arboretum Plant Inventory Guide is a free resource available at the Visitor Center. Students, scientists and visitors can use the resource library in the Bill deWeese classroom during Visitor Center hours as well. 

In addition, children's programs and classes and other opportunities for learning are offered each year.

Educational Events

Hoyt Arboretum will host or co-host a number of events for the public, our partners, children and Hoyt Arboretum Friends' members.  The following is a partial list of annual events. Follow the links for more complete information.  

Children's Programs

  • Ladybug Nature Walks
  • Summer Nature Camps

Tours & Self-guided Walks

  • Green Walks
  • Specialized Tours
  • Celebrate Spring (self-guided)
  • Experience Fall (self-guided)
  • Winter Walks (self-guided)

Partnership Events

  • Arborists in the Arboretum