The 16-acre Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum is a classic arboretum featuring a diversity of Texas trees. A 1.07-mile looping path meanders through meadows of native grasses and wildflowers and connects visitors with groupings of trees. Major features include a collection of Texas oak species (Texas has the greatest diversity of oaks in the U.S.), the Hall of Texas Heroes (a collection of live oaks descended from famous oak trees across Texas) and the swings in the Cathedral Oaks. Opened in 2011, the arboretum is a "lifetime project" that serves as a resource for tree identification, field trips, outdoor classes and tree-related events.
The Texas Arboretum
Arboretum (arboreta, pl.) - a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their educational and scientific interest.
200 years in the making, the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum located in an area of deeper soils suitable for growing a large number of tree species. Developed as a classic arboretum, this will be an interpreted systematic collection where visitors can learn about the diversity of Texas trees in a relatively compact area. The ground plane will be maintained in simple sweeps of native grasses and wildflowers, and pathways will connect different groupings of trees. A major emphasis will be placed on Texas oaks, but many other woody species will also be included. The arboretum will serve as a resource for tree-identification, field trips, and outdoor classes, and will be the centerpiece for the Wildflower Centerís tree-related educational programs and events.
View The Texas Arboretum Collection in Native Plant Information Network.