Sasaki Associates designed the original master plan of the Arboretum in 1990. It called for 26 major regions including a Woodland Habitat, a Savannah Habitat, and a Prairie Habitat. Dedicated in the Fall of 1994, the Hartley Selections Garden launched the Arboretum, a gift of faculty member Miles C Hartley. At the front of the path leading to the Gardens, the Welcome Garden makes new visitors at home. It was a gift of the Noel Family and is dedicated to Roseanne Noel's grandchildren. Nearby the Hartley Gardens is the Idea Garden, a set of 6 plots maintained by Master Gardeners of the Champaign County Extension Unit.
The Bee Research Facility is also located on the grounds of the Arboretum.
|Selected Images of the Arboretum|
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