East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

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One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. 

The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge.

Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, the home was relocated to the Arboretum several years ago. It now stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden.

The Arboretum is available to host reunions, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, and picnics. Just imagine how beautiful a bride is when framed in the arbors of spring!

Visit the Henderson County Veterans Memorial Wall and Plaza honoring more than 9,000 military veterans from Henderson County beginning from the Civil War to present.

Open 365 days each year.

*Admission: $4 adults, $3 students/seniors, $1 children ages 3 and over

*Free Admission with membership: The Arboretum has memberships available at several levels. For more information about becoming a member of the East Texas Arboretum, including online memberships, please click here

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East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

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East Texas Arboretum

1601 Patterson Road

Athens, TX, 75751

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Telephone: 903-675-5630


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