About Us
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!
 

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The gardens remain open from dawn to dusk  at the Wood County Arboretum.   You may enter the gardens through the middle gate or the gate in front of the George Bridge.  Pull up the knob at the top of the gate.  They are self-closing.  Please call or e-mail us if questions.

 

Upcoming events:
Barn Sale
Friday and Saturday
September 25-26
This year's sale will be different--for several reasons.  First, we are changing procedures to make sure we can social distance, sanitize, and keep volunteers and customers safe.   We'll set up and spread out around the barn--in the shade.  We will also have a bargain corral and other special features.  Furniture and some other unique items will be offered for sale via Facebook Marketplace and other local shopping sites in advance of the sale dates.
For the first time, we are having a two day sale.  Before the end of August, a new metal fence will be installed along the drive fronting the Arboretum grounds.  The fence will delineate us from the rest of the park, and, importantly, protect our gardens from feral hogs.  The fence will also allow us to set up early and overnight our barn sale items.  
We are accepting donations each Wednesday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am starting August 12.  To arrange other donation times, please email or call us.  
​Open Year-Round
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.  

 

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 woodcountyarbo@gmail.com 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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on smile.amazon.com, 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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