University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden
The University of Idaho Arboreta are outdoor museums maintained for the acquisition and proper curation of a living collection of native and introduced plants hardy in the Inland Pacific Northwest. As a primary reference collection, the arboreta will emphasize plant variation and genetic diversity. Highest priority of the arboreta is to develop, curate, and maintain a diverse collection of cultivars and species of known origin.
As educational facilities, goals of the University of Idaho Arboreta are to:
- provide a site for instruction in botany, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, and other fields related to the living collection;
- encourage authorized research in fields such as plant hardiness, systematics, and hybridization;
- educate the public through field trips, lectures, and tours;
- provide to the public a restful, beautiful environment for the purpose of gaining knowledge and appreciation of the importance of plants.
Arboretum Associates Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 23 at the 1912 Center—Great Room
Arboretum Associates Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. through noon at the Latah County Fairgrounds —Rotary Ice Rink
Arboretum Associates Annual Concert
Saturday, July 13 starting 7 p.m. at Watts Grove (north end of the upper pond)
Both the sale and concert are different than past years due to conflicts with commencement and the 4th of July holiday