The mission of the Bard Arboretum is to preserve and enhance the natural and landscaped resources of the Bard College campus and to promote knowledge of and appreciation for ornamental horticulture and conservation. We provide a campus environment rich in horticultural diversity and beauty that can be readily enjoyed by the College and surrounding community. We envision the Bard Arboretum as a place to understand and appreciate a nationally significant historical landscape in the Hudson Valley. The Bard Arboretum is a branch of the Horticulture and Grounds Department
and acts to reinforce the importance of preserving and enhancing the Bard campus landscape.