Orange County Arboretum
Grove St. entrance to
Thomas Bull Memorial Park
Montgomery, NY 12549
Administrative Office/Rental Info:
The Arboretum is OPEN during the Corona Virus Outbreak for walking. Please observe social distancing and wear a face mask! Gatherings are strictly prohibited! On the weekends the Arboretum will close at 6pm. To avoid crowding, admission may be limited. Do not park on the grass.
***A permit is required for all wedding ceremonies, gatherings of 20 or more people and professional or group photography. Please call 845-615-3830 for info or to rent the site for an event.
Visit the Friends of the Orange County Arboretum website
The Arboretum is located in the County’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh and is most easily accessed from the Grove St. park entrance off of State Route 416. There is a motion-activated gate to enter the site in a vehicle, as well as a latched pedestrian entrance. The gardens are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk year round. The 35-acre facility is a natural site for the organized display of trees, shrubs, and plants. Additionally, there are magnificent raised gardens and cascading water features. The Arboretum’s many pathways connecting the gardens and the numerous teak benches throughout make this facility an ideal spot to take a walk or just sit and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the setting. The Arboretum is also home to the Remembrance Walkway and Garden to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. The September 11th Memorial features a stunning rotating granite sculpture of the earth surrounded by bronze plaques with the names of the 44 Orange County residents who perished that day. A memorial service is held annually on the date and is open to the public.
THE RUTH AND JIM OTTAWAY EDUCATION CENTER:
The Education Center located within the Arboretum is available to rent for meetings and events. The building offers a floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking the gorgeous raised bed gardens, kitchen facilities, restrooms and can accommodate a maximum of 48 people. For larger outdoor events, such as weddings, a tent can be used on-site for an additional fee. Hours are limited to no later than 9 PM. For availability call 845-615-3830.
GEM (Garden Exploration with Master Gardeners) SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAM
ATTENTION EDUCATORS: The Friends of the Orange County Arboretum in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are pleased to offer an environmental education program for elementary students. Dates are limited. Call to reserve your class session.
Dates and times are subject to change, without notice. Please call: 845-615-3830 for information and registration.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE ARBORETUM INCLUDE:
- Spring Plant Sales in the Kosuga Greenhouse
- Holiday Boutique
- Holiday Lights in Bloom
- Various Gardening and Children’s Programs throughout the year.
- September 11th Memorial Ceremony