Stranahan Arboretum

Signage to entrance of Stranahan ArboretumMaple treeGroup visitingbutterfly pollinating a plantTiny frog in palm of person's hand
An exquisite collection of rare and local trees, shrubs and grasses.
Free to the public! The Arboretum will open May 12, 2019. 

Our spring hours will be;

  • Monday 8:00 to 3:00
  • Tuesday  8:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 - 7:00
  • Friday and Saturday 12:00 to 7:00 
  • Closed Sunday
Special events and weekend times will be posted on our Facebook page. Please check our Facebook page for the most current hours we will close depending on weather.
The Stranahan Arboretum is proud to announce that we made # 40 out of the the top 50 in the most beautiful college arboretums! To read the full listing click here
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The University of Toledo's Stranahan Arboretum is a 47-acre site, about a 10 minute drive from the main campus, that consists of cultivated ornamental trees, rolling lawns, natural woods, ponds, wetlands and prairie. It serves as one of the Department of Environmental Science's field sites for environmental education and research. Both graduate and undergraduate courses in ecology and geology use the Arboretum as an outdoor laboratory. It also hosts a number of educational programs for area school students (K-12) throughout the year.


Our mission is to understand the contributions of plants, particularly trees, to urban landscape ecology and other earth science-related issues and to educate the public concerning the nature of our cultivated and native plant life in Northwest Ohio. Urban Landscape Ecology is the study of human interaction with the environment.


Dr. Daryl Dwyer
419.530.2661 or

For more information please contact:
Pamela Struffolino
419-530-8366 or

Last Updated: 5/7/19