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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April Highlights

Beech Trail 

Trillium ovatum 

A Pacific Northwest native, the Trillium is a delicate understory plant that reflects the “tri” in its name, as it is easily spotted by its three leaves topped by a single three-petal white flower. Find it on the Beech Trail just below Upper Cascade Drive.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup Winter Hazel)

Be sure to check out Buttercup Winter Hazel’s dramatic yellow flowers, which are in groups of two to five, and dangle in clusters. These showy flowers stand out against the plant’s textured dark green leaves. Find it along the path near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial parking lot below SW Knights Blvd.

Magnolia Trail


The Magnolias are now blooming! Be sure to walk down the Magnolia Trail and take in an incredible sight of white, pink, and red blooms sitting in a canopy of large, tropical-looking leaves.

Maple Trail

Maples (Vine, Red and Sugar)

Our Maples are looking great! Indulge in the beauty of the Vine Maple (Acer circinatum), Red Maple (Acer rubrum), and Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum). Check out their different branch structures and bark textures.