Robert J Huckshorn Arboretum

facebook page While most people value nature, few of us take the time to actually enjoy and connect with our natural environment. The Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum, located on the Jupiter campus of FAU, provides our local community with a unique opportunity to explore that connection. The Arboretum highlights our Florida ecosystems by featuring native trees and shrubs. Pathways wind their way through the landscape, inviting the local community to explore and enjoy this peaceful haven. Benches are scattered throughout, allowing visitors a chance to slow down and take pleasure in a moment of solitude in their otherwise hectic daily lives.

The Arboretum is also a place for learning. Signage throughout the Arboretum identifies the native trees and shrubs, giving both their common and scientific names. Teachers and students retreat to the Arboretum from the traditional classroom setting, adding depth to their learning experience.

Learn more about the many ways that you can help support the Arboretum!

Contact Alana Edwards for more information: 561-799-8462.

Arboretum News

  • tree campusTree Campus USA! - For the fourth year in a row, the Jupiter Campus of FAU has been designated as a Tree Campus USA . This program, coordinated by the Arbor Day Foundation , helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy community forests.We will celebrate our Tree Campus USA designation this Arbor Day on April 25th at 10am. 
  • Ready…Set…Geocache! Coming this Arbor Day 2014, the Arboretum plans to have an educational geocache in place.  What is Geocaching?  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. To learn more about the fascinating community of geocaching visit:
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