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The Wood County Arboretum covers 23 acres and includes a walking trail, gazebo, sensory garden, shade garden, a waterwise garden, numerous rose and flower beds, and the historic Stinson House, built in 1869.  Our gardens are open year round and are free to the public.  The Stinson House is open by appointment and can be rented for parties and receptions.  We host events monthly. 
Come see what we have to offer!
Upcoming events:

Stinson House Open for Tours

Sunday, December 8

Noon to 5:00 pm


Experience the historic Stinson House all dressed up for Christmas!  Learn about the rich history of the house and it's inhabitants through self-guided tours.  Our new gift shop will also be open.  


The house will be open in concert with the Forever Young Activity Center Annual Tour of Homes.  They are located nearby at 404 S. Main St.   Shop their Country Store featuring handmade items and baked goods.  For more information about the tour of homes, go to their website at or visit their Facebook page.


Christmas Open House

Thursday, December 12

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to celebrate another great year at the Wood County Arboretum and learn what's in store for 2020.  The historic Stinson House will be decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration, bells will be ringing, sweet and savory treats will be served!  The Arboretum gift shop will also be open with lots of options for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.  

This is a come and go event between 5 pm and 7 pm.  

Call 430-235-5461 if you have any questions.


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Become a Friend of the Arboretum


Memberships provide critical support to our work. And a membership provides benefits to you as well. You'll receive discounts at both the spring and fall plant sales. Friends of the Arboretum also receive $5 coupons that can be used at the plant sales when they attend any of the our Nature University or Creative University classes.  

We have three levels of annual memberships:  $25 gives you a 5% discount; $50 gives you a 10% discount; and $100 gives you a 20% discount.  Your membership begins the day you join and expires 365 days later.  We will notify you when your membership is close to expiration.


Because we are a nonprofit, your membership fee is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  And we are proud to say that 100% of your contribution goes to the Arboretum--we are operated 100% by volunteers.  


Click HERE to join.

Volunteer/Learning Opportunities


Our volunteers work every Wednesday from 9am to 12 noon.  And starting in 2016, we are hosting strucuted learning opportunities every month.  


Regular work at the Arboretum includes weeding, mulching, deadheading, planting, and mowing; making repairs and improvements to the Stinson House; decorating the house and gardens for special events; helping out at plant sales and other events; administrative tasks associated with running the nonprofit; raising money, getting the word out; and just having fun!


Send an e-mail to if you would like to join us.

Support the Wood County Arboretum when you shop on Amazon!  


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that is identical to The difference is that when you shop on, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Friends of the Arboretum  when you select it as your charity of choice.


The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by its customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.


To select FOA as your charity of choice and shop on AmazonSmile, click HERE.

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