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. 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? Maybe you’re looking for an engaging activity for your school, work, retirement or other group? 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.
Please review or download one of our PDF trail maps. Some of these maps may take a few minutes to download depending on your connection speed. If you need Adobe Reader, get it here.
There’s no single right way to tour the 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 Cherry 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)