Vision & Mission


The UCF Arboretum will become a leading center that serves the needs of the Central Florida community by creating and fostering partnerships to advance ecological knowledge, promote natural resource conservation, and support human and environmental well-being.


The Arboretum is a creative learning community that uses our comprehensive outdoor laboratory to support relevant, experience-based learning, urban ecology research, and human connection with ecosystems and landscapes. Our program contributes to student development and engagement through multi-faceted volunteer, service-learning, and educational opportunities. We serve the community through partnership and outreach initiatives that increase awareness and understanding of key issues in ecology, natural resource conservation, and urban horticulture. While focused on the Central Florida region our diverse, inclusive program supports global efforts to create sustainable urban environments.