Draves Arboretum

Arboretum in Darien Center
1821 Sharrick Road, Darien, NY
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019

Do you get Nursery Lines magazine? If you do you will notice that Draves Arboretum is on the cover with a story about the Arboretum on pages 5 and 6. If you do not, below is a link so you can check the article and photos. What are great way to let everyone know about the Arboretum.

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Posted on Apr 16, 2019

What are you doing for your Mother, Mothers day weekend? We have a great event going on for those tree and shrub loving Mothers. We are holding a Basic Tree ID class that would help with identifying those trees and shrubs that are in her yard or in the area. The 1st half will be in a classroom se...

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Basic Tree ID Course

May 11, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Basic Tree ID Course will be held May 11th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

William Snyder and Thomas Draves will be holding a Basic Tree Identification class May 11th. This class will be showing you how to identify trees from our area. The 1st hour will be in a classroom learning different ways to ID tree. T...

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Posted on Apr 8, 2019

Basic Tree ID is May 11th, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Price $15 for Draves Arboretum Members and $30 for non-members

This class will touch base on how to identify trees that grow in out area in a classroom and hands on while walking the Arboretum.

To register email Julie at dravesarboretum@rocheste...

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019

Thank You Dr. Nina Bassuk for coming out to Draves Arboretum and giving such an amazing Education lesson.

What an amazing turn out, we had 29 attendees join in on a classroom and hands on lesson.

We hope you have Dr. Nina Bassuk back in the future to hold another Educational Event.

Posted on Apr 1, 2019

We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that came out to Plantasia and stopped by our booth.

The Winner of the Free Membership is....
***Sylvia Nealon from Amherst, NY***
Winner will be contacted by email.

Posted on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Nina Bassuk will be giving a talk this Thursday April 4th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. She will be holding a classroom setting the first half and then out to the Arboretum grounds for a hands on talk.

If you would like to join in on this event please email Julie Bisig at dravesarboretum@rochester.rr.com

Posted on Mar 29, 2019

July 27th

PRICE: (Choose Separate Options or Full Day Discounted Rate)
9:30 am-12:30 pm Shinrin-Yoku: $45/pp
12:30-1:30 pm Delicious Local Foods Lunch: $15 (vegan and gluten free options available)
1:30 pm-3:00 pm Guided Tour: $12
Full Day Discounted Rate: $67

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a year ago
Beautiful place to visit. I would recommend anyone that loves nature to take a tour of the Arboretum
- Julie B
4 months ago
Beautiful place.
- chris o
10 months ago
Amazing collection of exotic trees.
- David R

About us

Draves Arboretum is located on 20+ acres with a 1.75-acre pond surrounded by over 500 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 Arboriculture. 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.   

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1821 Sharrick Road
Darien, NY 14040
United States