UCF Arboretum

Vision & Mission

We will enrich the community through creative research and education programs that enhance understanding and appreciation of our natural environment, and advance conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.


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.