Beginning in May, join Hoyt Arboretum volunteer docents on an informative 90-minute journey through our tree and plant collections. Each volunteer docent brings a unique perspective to the tour, so every week is a new experience!
We ask for a $3/person contribution. All proceeds from the tours go to support collections activities and tree maintenance. Tours are free for Hoyt Arboretum Friends members.
Tours are scheduled most Saturdays from May through September. Meet at the Visitor Center at 12pm for the 90-minute tour. While reservations are not required, we recommend calling in advance to ensure a tour is scheduled for the Saturday you plan to visit the Arboretum.
Please call 503-865-8733 for additional information.
Do you have a group that is interested in a private tour with one of our experienced guides? We are excited to offer guided tours to your group for a small fee. Fees support the Arboretum by helping us continue our scientific conservation, research and maintenance of this 187-acre museum of living trees. Hoyt Arboretum Friends reserves the right to waive the fee on a case-by-case basis.
Up to 15 attendees - $60.00
16-30 attendees - $120.00
31-45 attendees - $180.00
To schedule your tour or for questions, please email Heather Wilkinson or call 503-823-4477.
With our temperate Pacific Northwest climate, Hoyt Arboretum is one of the few places on Earth where such a wide variety of trees and plants can grow.
Here you can observe rare and endangered trees that you would otherwise have to travel the world to see.
Would you like to take a short stroll? A contemplative hour’s walk? A heart-pumping hike? Need a paved gradual path that’s ADA accessible? All are possible at Hoyt Arboretum, Portland’s museum of living trees.
Download the Hoyt Arboretum Trail Map
There’s no single right way to tour Hoyt Arboretum, but here are some ideas about what to see while you’re here.
September through November
The fall festival of colors - blazing gold, red, orange and yellow
December through March
Color and texture at the Winter Garden (located at the north end of the Magnolia Trail)
April through May
Heady scents of magnolias, dogwoods and cherries in bloom (Magnolia and Hawthorn Trails and around the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial)
June through August
Native wildflowers rioting in the meadows or shading themselves under towering fir trees (all over the Arboretum)