Arboretum Celebrates 75 Years


Restoring Land and Enriching Lives since 1934

As the Arboretum prepares to conclude its 75th anniversary celebration, it’s clear that our anniversary year (June 2009-June 2010) was filled with an impressive variety of events and observances.

There were lectures by prominent scientists, artists, writers and other leaders in the ecological restoration community.

We also held workshops on citizen science, and cultural events included a concert and a play that reflected on the Arboretum’s rich beauty and fascinating history. We held “Close to Home,” our first-ever local products expo celebrating sustainability, recyclilng and locally produced goods.

The list is long and varied and reflects the Arboretum’s important place in local history and world-wide research.

For a complete summary of our 75th anniversary events, Click here.

Arboretum supporters and stakeholders gathered at the Arboretum Visitor Center on June 10 to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the next 75 years.

Arboretum Director Kevin McSweeney will led a panel of experts who shared an inspirational vision on the future of the Arboretum.

View a video of the presentations. from UW-Madison Arboretum on Vimeo.

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.