The Ringling Arboretum is situated on the grounds of the Ringling estate, a 66 acre complex of museums, theaters, historic mansion, and distinctive gardens. There are over 2350 trees within the arboretum representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally significant trees. The Ringling Arboretum has been accredited at Level II through ArbNet.
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
The mission of the Ringling Arboretum is to provide an environment relating to trees that inspires, educates, and entertains our visitors.
Goals and Objectives
► To preserve and care for the trees currently inhabiting the arboretum space.
► To add and care for new species, both native and exotic.
► To educate visitors about basic tree maintenance, care, and local viability.
► To celebrate trees through events within the arboretum and in the surrounding community.
► To allow private or business groups and/or individuals to submit ideas, proposals, or donations for the arboretum in order to encourage community involvement.
► To allow approved volunteer groups and/or individuals to work in the arboretum by assisting with the care and maintenance of the trees, plants and general landscape.
For more information regarding the Gardens & Grounds or the Ringling Arboretum please contact:
Kevin Greene, Assistant Director: Gardens & Grounds, Ringling Arboretum