East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

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One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. 

The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge.

Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, the home was relocated to the Arboretum several years ago. It now stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden.

The Arboretum is available to host reunions, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, and picnics. Just imagine how beautiful a bride is when framed in the arbors of spring!

Visit the newly constructed Henderson County Veterans Memorial Wall and Plaza honoring more than 9,000 military veterans from Henderson County beginning from the Civil War to present.

Open 365 days each year

  • Spring/Summer: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Fall/Winter: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Admission: $2 per person, age 12 and older

*Free Admission with membership: The Arboretum has memberships available at several levels. For more information, please contact Executive Director Teresa Glasgow at the number below.

The Arboretum hosts several annual events and special events throughout the year:

  • Spring Gala - this is the Arboretum's main fund raising event, held annually the first Saturday in May, the Spring Gala is one you don't want to miss!
  • Fall Festival - celebrating the end of summer and beginning of fall, the annual Fall Festival is held the second Saturday in October each year. Bring the entire family for a day of fun.
  • Family Fun Friday Nights - movies in the park, concessions and activities for the kids the third Friday night of each month, June through September.


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  • Handicapped
  • Hiking
  • Museum
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Playground
  • Restrooms

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

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East Texas Arboretum

1601 Patterson Road

Athens, TX, 75751

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Telephone: 903-675-5630


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