Recommendations for Your Winter Visit

Every season has something spectacular to show at Hoyt Arboretum. Winter is no exception. Our Conifer Collection is green and commanding year-round.  Witch-hazel, Camellia, Viburnum, Mahonia, Hellebores, and more can all be found blooming in the winter months. Here are a few ideas of where to go and what to see at Hoyt Arboretum in … Read more

How to Read a Tree Sign at Hoyt Arboretum

In 2023, Hoyt Arboretum Friends Visitor Center volunteers and trail rovers welcomed more than 40,000 visitors, and our Nature Educators interacted with 5,400 children. This is just a small faction of all the folks who came to explore and learn from our global tree collection! Museum of Living Trees Beyond the people Hoyt Arboretum Friends … Read more

The Fall Foliage of 2023 at Hoyt Arboretum

Red, yellow, orange, purple: fall colors are bursting out all over at Hoyt Arboretum!  With over 2,300 different species of trees, there’s quite a wide variety of leaves to turn a plethora of different colors. Every fall, the most common question we hear in the Visitor Center is “when will the leaves reach their peak?”. … Read more

Exploring Spring Blooms at the Arboretum

As winter’s chill begins to yield to spring’s warmer and longer days, the flowers at Hoyt Arboretum are responding enthusiastically. Being situated nearly a thousand feet above the valley means that the seasonal shift at the Arboretum lags behind lower elevations. As the cherry blossoms begin to fade by the waterfront, the flowering cherries at … Read more

Phoenix Seeds?!

(This post was originally published in Hoyt Arboretum’s December 2019 e-newsletter. Since the writing of this post, the manzanitas have sprouted and are doing well!) Someone who’s not so well-acquainted with the life cycles of trees may subscribe to the common misconception that flora “die” in the winter. But if there’s anything that plants can … Read more

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