UCF Arboretum

Vision & Mission


The UCF Arboretum will become a leading center that serves the environmental needs of the Central Florida community by fostering partnerships that advance ecological knowledge, promote conservation of natural resources, and support healthy urban living.


The Arboretum creates and promotes opportunities to engage with the natural environment, and generates research and educational initiatives that increase ecological knowledge and guide conservation and stewardship of natural resources. We support the mission of UCF through a comprehensive outdoor laboratory that supports experience-based learning, urban ecology research, and human connection with ecosystems and landscapes. Our inclusive program supports regional, state, national and global efforts to develop sustainable urban environments.