Visit the Arboretum

Visiting the Bard Aboretum

Visiting the Bard Aboretum

The Arboretum encompasses the entire Bard College campus, located off of Route 9G in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson, within the town of Red Hook, New York. The Arboretum office is located at the Buildings and Grounds building on Campus Road. GPS address is 30 Campus Road, Red Hook, NY 12504

Admission is Free. Donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. Memberships are encouraged. Click here to donate online and to help the Arboretum grow!

Hours: The Arboretum grounds are open daily year-round sunrise to sunset.  The Arboretum office is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm, located at Buildings and Grounds (Physical Plant) building on Campus Road. For more information, call the Arboretum office at 845-752-LEAF (5323).

Arboretum Tours

Self-Guided: Arboretum self-guided walking tour brochures are available at Bertlesmann Campus Center information desk and Montgomery Place Visitor Center. or you may download a printable version before you visit. Click here to download an Arboretum brochure.

Guided Tours: The Arboretum offers staff led group tours and welcome group visits with advance reservations. For more information about group visits, you can print out Group Visit Information Sheet.

Group Tours: All groups must fill out the Group Tour Request FormAlso, groups interested in a guided tour should contact the Arboretum office at 845-752-LEAF (5323) or email arboretum@bard.edu at least two weeks prior to their visit.

Bard Campus Resources

Adult Education Classes: Horticulture adult education classes held in conjunction with the New York Botanical Garden are typically located at the Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building or Reem Kayden Center for Science and Computation on Campus Road, unless otherwise notified. See Events and Education for more information.

Accessibility: Many of the gardens and trails are not handicapped accessible, however the entire campus is walk-able and many sites have car drop-off areas located nearby. Public and wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the Bertlesmann Campus Center and the Montgomery Place Visitor Center. For other special needs please call in advance.

Campus Dining: Down the Road Café is located in the Bertlesmann Campus Center and features a wide selection of sandwich, grilled foods, and grab and go items. Manor House Café is a retail dining facility on north campus, near the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts building, offering a selection of salads, sandwiches, hot entrees, and ala carte offerings off of their Fresh Grill.  Enjoy dining in Manor's elegant dining room or sit on the terrace overlooking a serene landscape of mountains and meadows.

Local Resources

For more information about local area resources and attractions, go to Visiting Bard.

What are you supporting?

The Landscape and Arboretum program at Bard College preserves and enhances the natural and landscaped resources of the Bard Campus and promotes knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and conservation. Proceeds go towards the beautification, preservation and cultivation of our campus landscape, plant research, completing an ongoing tree inventory, and educational and outreach programs. Our programs encourage students, faculty, and staff to use Bard’s landscape as an interactive outdoor classroom space.