Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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  • Northeast rhododendron and azalea loopAbove the main entrance and event center
  • Pond at the main entrance
  • Lewisia GardenHigh desert plants
  • West Entrance
  • Kiosk donated by Grand Ronde Confederated TribesUpper west end looking South
  • Kiosk donated by Grand Ronde Confederated TribesLooking East torward the established section of the arboretum
  • Example of donated seating area
  • Upper man-made log damSpecial grant project for creek restoration
  • Rickreall Creek below upper dam
  • Gazebo donated by the Dallas Fire DepartmentLooking East torwards established arboretum
  • Gazebo donated by the Dallas Fire DepartmentLooking east along the south (creekside) path
  • Upper MeadowOverlooking meadow wetlands
  • Upper meadowLooking northeast toward the established arboretum
  • Lower man-made log damBuilt with grant funds for creek restoration
  • Lower man-made dam
  • Arboretum is abundant with native wild flowersDelphinium/Western Larksphur
  • Flume TrailSouth looking North
  • Dogwood Loop
  • Emma's BridgeSouth end of established arboretum
  • Douglas FirOne of the many native conifers.
  • Arboretum offers great background for photography
  • Douglas FirThere are many examples of identifying confirs.
  • North entrance to the Flume Trail
  • Northeast EntranceThe event center provides information about the arboretum and a break room to the many volunteers
  • Western AzaleaOregon native azalea. They bloom in late spring and send off a great fragrance.

Welcome to the Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden of Oregon Native Plants


This beautiful park offers visitors a chance to admire native northwest plants and trees. On the south and east borders, the arboretum nestles against the gently flowing Rickreall Creek creating a rich riparian biome that complements the many species of plants and trees. Benches are located throughout the arboretum to offer the visitor a chance to relax and appreciate the many aspects of the parks natural setting.

Friends of the Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanic Garden was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the planning and development of a recreational and educational resource contiguous with Dallas City Park.

Here is a unique opportunity to see a living museum of native plants. The arboretum provides ecological niches for some of Oregon’s flora and fauna ranging from wetlands and riparian eco-systems to rock gardens and rare shrubs and flowers.

Enjoy the special features of the park such as the Lewisia Garden (High Desert plants). La Creole Creek (now known as Rickreall Creek) is an ever changing feature of the park ranging from fast-moving winter flood waters to a peaceful, quiet stream during the summer months.