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COVID-19 and Visitor Updates

Recent updates. Arboretum gardens, trails, and parking lots are open. The Visitor Center is closed and in-person programs are suspended until further notice. We continue to follow UW–Madison guidance and recommendations about the Visitor Center, in-person programs, and facility use. See Events for virtual programs. We will continue… Read More

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All events are free and begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated.

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The Volunteer Community

The Arboretum is a community, made up of many interconnected elements: forests, prairies, visitor center, wetlands – and volunteers everywhere, in Madison, Wisconsin, and across North America. Most of the lands managed by the Arboretum are nestled in Dane County, neighboring Lake Wingra. However, the Arboretum community is entwined throughout…

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