The 16 acres of the Arboretum Complex incorporates several facilities and spaces including a one-mile public walking trail, various thematic gardens and a courtyard, plus a classroom building and greenhouses utilized primarily by students in the Landscape Gardening program.
Public functions are also held in these various facilities, and the Arboretum offices are in the modular unit within the Arboretum Complex.
The Arboretum promotes prudent and responsible use of cultivated plants and conservation of native species through the acquisition, evaluation, and aesthetic display of selected plant materials. This is accomplished in an educational environment for students, visitors, the green industry, and local citizens. The first beds were planted in 1996, and the site continues to be developed and enhanced.
The Arboretum Complex (L) is located off College Road across from the Elsee and Wilson Buildings and via an access road. The Arboretum classroom can be accessed via Business 70, just west of College Road.