Grove St. entrance to
Thomas Bull Memorial Park
Montgomery, NY 12549
Visit the Orange County Arboretum website
The Arboretum is located in the County’s Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Hamptonburgh and is most easily accessed from the Grove St. park entrance off of State Route 416. There is a motion activated gate to enter the site in a vehicle, as well as a latched pedestrian entrance. The gardens are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk year round. The 35-acre facility is a natural site for the organized display of trees, shrubs and plants. Additionally, there are magnificent raised gardens and cascading water features. The Arboretum’s many pathways connecting the gardens and the numerous teak benches throughout make this facility an ideal spot to take a walk or just sit and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the setting.
The Arboretum is also home to the Remembrance Walkway and Garden to honor those who lost their lives and those whose lives have been forever altered by the tragic events of the September 11th attack on America. The September 11th Memorial features a stunning rotating granite sculpture of the earth surrounded by bronze plaques with the names of the 44 Orange County residents who perished that day.
THE RUTH AND JIM OTTAWAY EDUCATION CENTER:
The Education Center located within the Arboretum is available to rent for meetings and events. The building offers a floor to ceiling wall of windows overlooking the gorgeous raised bed gardens, kitchen facilities, restrooms and can accommodate a maximum of 48 people. For larger outdoor events, such as weddings, a tent can be used on-site for an additional fee. Hours are limited to no later than 9 PM. For permit information and fees call (845) 615-3830.
All users will be required to sweep floors and deposit all debris in trash bags as provided.
GEM (Garden Exploration with Master Gardeners) SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAM
ATTENTION EDUCATORS: The Friends of the Orange County Arboretum in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are pleased to offer an environmental education program for elementary students. Dates are limited. Call to reserve your class session.
Dates and times are subject to change, without notice. Please call: 845-615-3828 for information and registration.
SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE ARBORETUM INCLUDE:
- Arbor Day Celebration
- Spring Plant Sales in the Kosuga Greenhouse
- Holiday Boutique
- Holiday Lights in Bloom
- Various Gardening and Children’s Programs throughout the year
Please call 845-615-3828, if you are interested in attending or volunteering for any of these events.
Please Note: Facility Rentals require advance permit and payment of scheduled fees. Permits may be obtained by calling (845) 615-3830.
See Policies and Procedures for more information on Facility Rentals.