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Andrews Arboretum

A unique Boulder resource, Andrews Arboretum was established in 1948 by Maud Reed, a former botany teacher at Boulder High School.

Miss Reed used the open land as an outdoor classroom for several years and persuaded the school district to purchase it shortly before her retirement. At her request, the arboretum was named after Darwin M. Andrews, an internationally recognized horticulturist from Boulder. The arboretum was acquired by the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department in 1989 and is managed by the Parks Division.

Today, the Andrews Arboretum provides a peaceful haven of green in the heart of the city. Thoughtfully crafted combinations of plants surround the visitor: native evergreens, cultivated shrubs, groundcovers, exotic trees and more. A stroll down the arboretum’s central path provides a diverse display of plant life and a relaxing lunch at one of the quiet seating areas is a welcome reprieve during the workday.


Steven Meier

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Nice stand of trees on a hillside with clever little paths and bench arrangements. A nice place to walk through on tour way between University Hill and the downtown area. Unfortunately, it's also a great place to camp out for vagrants and addicts - be careful after dark!

Ginni Ursin

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
Litter, homeless camps dominate the entry. Extremely disappointing.

Richard Miller

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

brett turner

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Whatever this place once was, it is no longer. . Took a walk through here and it's not maintained, graffiti everywhere, and filled with the homeless and their trash. Very sad.

Connie O'Dell

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Nice simple urban arboretum

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