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History and Description:
Hoyt Arboretum's plant collection is made up of just under 10,000 individual trees and shrubs, representing nearly 1000 different species. Our purpose is to grow the broadest possible range of woody plants from around the world. All of the plants have labels with the scientific and common names, and the geographic origin of the species.
Most of the collection is arranged in family groups, so that you will find all the oaks in one area and all of the redwoods in another. This grouping by scientific classification, or Taxonomic arrangement, was in vogue when the Arboretum was laid out in the late 1920's.
The Arboretum has some plantings that are more garden-like in setting. The Visitor Center features palms, yuccas, and evergreen oaks - all plants that are seldom seen in Portland. The winter garden hosts trees and shrubs that have winter interest.
4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97221
Phone: (503) 865-8733
Fax: (503) 823-4213
Take Highway 26 to the Washington Park-Zoo exit, and follow the signs, continuing past the Zoo parking lot, the Forestry Center, and up Knight's Boulevard to Fairview Boulevard. Turn right and you will see the sign for Arboretum Visitor Center parking in less than 1/8 mile.
You can also reach the Arboretum off W. Burnside. Follow Fischer Lane as it winds through the park. Turn right when you reach Fairview Boulevard to find the Visitor Center
Admission and Hours:
Grounds are open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.