The Adkins Arboretum
Adkins Arboretum is one of the few botanical institutions focused on conserving and promoting the flora of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. The Arboretum’s collection comprises 400 acres of native plant communities in cultivated gardens and successional patterns of meadows, old fields, pine plantations, young hardwood forests, mature bottomland forests, and wetlands.
As a significant natural, educational, and cultural resource, the Arboretum serves as a model for preserving and restoring indigenous plant communities and habitats and promoting the appreciation and uses of native plants.
By viewing the roles native plants play through the lens of natural history, ecology, and art, Adkins Arboretum seeks to engage a broad audience interested in many aspects of the environment—from habitat for wildlife to ecosystem processes that help to clean air and water, to human uses of natural resources.
The Arboretum Visitor's Center, located at 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Visitor's Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day and December 24 through 31. Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Admission is free in 2021. In 2022, admission will remain free for members and Caroline County residents. Free admission for Caroline County residents is made possible by a generous grant from The Caroline Foundation. Suggested admission for other visitors is $5 for adults, $2 for students 6-18, and free for children 5 and younger. Free passes are also readily available upon request for anyone interested.
Learn more at https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/