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What is the East Texas Arboretum:

This special 100 acres of native Texas land situated in a northwest corner of Athens, Texas will be preserved for generations to come. (Map the Arboretum's Location)  The Arboretum is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy this beautiful oasis. So come on out and experience the unique beauty, learn about the ecological importance of America's native flora and enjoy 2 miles of naturalistic hiking trails, live (enclosed) honeybees and our Historic Wofford House Museum.

We can all learn to become a source of inspiration and guidance for others who would like to help preserve our priceless natural resources. You are invited to become a Member of the East Texas Arboretum to support the goal of educating the public and knowing you are making the world a better place through your support of environmental stewardship.  Become an Arboretum Member, visit the Membership Page for list of benefits and an application form.  To schedule tours, rent facilities and Arboretum Information call the Office - 903-675-5630.

Registered Non-profit:

The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society (ETABS) is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment and the creation of formal and informal plant collections arranged in formal and informal gardens and a native plant area with nature trails.

Annual Arboretum Memberships, private contributions, donations, memorial brick and tree donations provides 100% of the ETABS annual operating budget.
Join the other supporters and become an Arboretum Member.  View the membership benefits and various membership levels on the Membership Page.

The Arboretum in the News: 

The East Texas Arboretum was featured in the August edition of the Discover East Texas Magazine. The two page feature article begins on page 36. Read it online and save a tree, then share the link with your family and friends.  http://www.discover-et.com/

Tyler News Paper article featured the East Texas Arboretum on Sunday, February 27, 2011. 

"Athens Facility Offers Gardens, Botanical Classes And Farmhouse Museum"
By Betty Waters, Staff Writer,  Tyler News Paper

Let us know if you see the East Texas Arboretum mentioned in a magazine or news paper. 
Call 903-675-5630 or send an email to info@eastexasarboretum.org 

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East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society - 903-675-5630