What We Do
Horticultural Labels and Signage
There is an ongoing effort to install identification and interpretive labels and signs for significant specimen trees and ornamental plantings and gardens. Such signage is critical in promoting a campus-wide ecological literacy and appreciation for horticultural assets.
Plant Inventory Database
The Arboretum has begun to systematically catalog Bard's horticultural assets with a plant management software called BG BASE Collections and Management System. This software allows the cataloging and routine monitoring of Bard's horticultural resources. It also serves as a historical record of the Arboretum.
The Arboretum currently maintains a quarterly newsletter and brochures about the gardens, grounds, and maintenance of the collection. Please refer to the Publications page for additional information.
Preservation Master Plan
The historic landscape at Bard is actively being preserved, maintained, and restored under Bard's Preservation Master Plan (2008). This plan includes an inventory, assessment, and recommendations for Bard's historic landscapes and architecture.
Landscape Maintenance and Tree Care
An essential ongoing activity of the Horticulture and Grounds staff is the upkeep of the grounds. This includes the preservation of ornamental, specimen, and historic trees and gardens, such as Blithewood Gardens and other historic landscape features.