Arboretum at Haverford College
370 E. Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
In 1831, a group of New York Quakers purchased 200 acres and founded Haverford College. In 1834, William Carville, a renowned English gardener, was hired to convert this farmland into a functioning and attractive campus. Today, the Campus Arboretum Association is committed to continue the tradition of campus beautification and preservation.
365 days a year you are welcome to take a self-guided tour highlighting 36 trees. The tour begins with a spectacular Cedar of Lebanon and ends with an American elm descendant to the original tree, under which, William Penn and the Delaware Indians signed a treaty in 1682.
A reflective traditional Zen garden is an important addition the grounds at Haverford. In the hustle and bustle of today's world Haverford college invites you to use your eyes and your heart to seek a personal interpretation of the Zen garden.
A pinetum is a scientific collection of living coniferous trees. The Pinetum at Haverford College Arboretum is a self guided tour that will introduce you to 14 different conifers among the over 300 labeled trees.
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