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Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Mission Statement

The mission of the organization is first to grow, display, and maintain native plants of Oregon in the Arboretum located next to the Dallas City Park. Second, to provide educational opportunities to any person who wishes to participate in the recognition, appreciation, preservation, scientific study, or landscape use of native plants. Finally, to promote public interest in and to raise funds for the accomplishment of these objectives.

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 (Alpine 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.

In the contents of some of the pages, the term Indian is used, the term refers to native American Indians.

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