Draves Arboretum is located on 20+ acres with a 1.75-acre pond surrounded by almost 800 species of trees and shrubs in Darien, New York.
The Draves Arboretum is
maintained to the high level of standards for tree maintenance set by the
American National Standards Institute and the International Society of
The Arboretum annually offers a variety of
educational programs for the western New York green industry on topics such as
arboriculture, tree selection and landscape installation, shrub and tree
maintenance, integrated pest management and tree identiﬁcation. In addition to
its educational mission, the collection has progressively enlarged, allowing it
to be a regional learning station for the public and the green industry. The
Arboretum is a valuable tool to observe ﬁrst-hand what many unique and unusual
plants will look like in a landscape.
Education Building the Richards Complex:
The Education Building and Arboretum grounds are available for programs or activities which ﬁt into our Mission
Statement. The Arboretum can also host larger events such as corporate picnics and
personal events. Contact the Arboretum for available dates to host your event.