The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College enhances the aesthetic, educational, and public services of the College and promotes plant conservation and preservation and the essential character of the landscape. Bard’s 550-acre campus, in the heart of New York’s Hudson River Valley, is rich in history and full of natural beauty. The campus has long been recognized for its spectacular gardens and superb collection of living trees and plants—in fact, many of the Valley’s most notable trees are located at Bard. The Landscape and Arboretum Program was formed with the charge of preserving and cultivating the campus’s horticultural assets. The Arboretum Program formalizes the College’s dedication to caring for its unique landscape and opens the door to horticultural education, outreach, and research.