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, youth programs and classes and other opportunities for learning are offered each year.

If you are interested in an adult educational tour at Hoyt Arboretum please fill out the form below. 

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Educational Opportunities

Hoyt Arboretum Friends offers various opportunities for to learn about nature and our collection of plants and trees. The following is a partial list of offerings. Follow the links for more complete information.  

Youth Programs

Tours and Self-guided Walks

  • Guided Tours
  • Private Tours
  • Trail Maps for Self-guided Walks
  • Spring Blossom Tour
  • Fall Color Tour
  • Arbor Month

Partnership Events

  • Arborists in the Arboretum