Neighborhood Arboreta

A living museum at your doorstep

Usually, an arboretum is found in a botanical garden, park, or nature preserve. Neighborhood arboreta are a little different because they encompass and entire community, and may include trees found in yards, sidewalk planting strips, as well as parks.

As in all arboreta, Atlanta’s Neighborhood Arboreta have attractive markers to identify the trees, but instead of simply following a well-marked path, visitors may rely on a brochure to locate and learn more about the arboretum trees. The Neighborhood Arboreta project was created to encourage community involvement with their urban forest. By bringing the arboretum to the neighborhood streets where residents walk, dine, exercise, and socialize, neighbors can actually live in a tree museum!

View maps of the following neighborhood arboreta:

NameDescriptionDate
Inman Park Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Inman Park neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Cabbagetown Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Cabbagetown neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Midtown Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Midtown neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Oakhurst Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Oakhurst neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Reynoldstown Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Reynoldstown neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Sylvan Hills Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Sylvan Hills neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12
Virginia-Highland Neighborhood ArboretaWalking map of Virginia-Highland neighborhood arboreta.9/07/12