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Visitor Information

Visit the Arboretum at Bard

Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard
Bard College
Horticulture Department
PO Box 5000
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
845-752-LEAF (5323)
arboretum@bard.edu

Visitor's Guide

Arboretum self-guided walking tour brochures are available at Hopson Cottage outdoor kiosk and the Bertlesmann Campus Center information desk or you may download a printable version before you visit. Click here to download an Arboretum brochure.

Arboretum Fast Facts

Admission

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

Hours

The Arboretum grounds are open dawn to dusk daily and year round.  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).

Group Visits and 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.

All groups must fill out the Group Tour Request Form. Also, 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.

Directions

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.

Adult Education Classes

Horticulture continuing education classes held in conjunction with the New York Botanical Garden are typically located at the Franklin W. Olin Humanities Building on Campus road, unless otherwise notified.

Getting to Bard College

Area Map

Campus Map

Visitor’s Parking

There are several general parking lots throughout the campus. See Campus Parking Map.

Accessibility

Many of the gardens 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. For other special needs please call in advance.

Refreshments

Down the Road Café is located in the Bertlesmann Campus Center. It is a retail-dining destination that 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 upscale unique salads as well as stacker sandwiches and hot entree selections.  Manor Café has ala carte offerings off of their Fresh Grill featuring grilled fish, local beef and other regional selections.  Enjoy dining in Manor's elegant dining room or sit on the terrace overlooking a serene landscape of mountains and meadows.

For a list of local restaurants, click here.

Accommodations

For a listing of local accommodations, click here.

Local Resources

For more information about local area resources and attractions, click here.