A Nature Sanctuary in the
Heart of Germantown
Nature, history, and community intersect at Awbury, and the Awbury Arboretum Association is committed to stewarding the relationships between these three pillars of our mission, and continuing to tell its story.
Please take some time to explore the Arboretum online, and then come experience it in person. We know you’ll be glad you did.
The grounds of Awbury are free and open to the public every day, dawn to dusk. Click here to learn more about hours and admission.
Many classes each week; click to view the schedule
Connect with nature and to seek wellness at Awbury! We invite you to join us for yoga, walking groups, Qigong, Afro House dance, karate, and more! Visit our website and Facebook page for the latest schedule.
Every Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM – 2 PM, April – October
Awbury’s natural materials playground is free and open every Saturday & Sunday, weather permitting. Kids are free to have fun and learn, all while exercising and enjoying the outdoors!
Every Sunday from 1:00-4:00 PM, June 6th – October 31st
Every Sunday is a Fun Day at The Farm at Awbury Arboretum! Free family-friendly activities every weekend: See the goats and chickens, take wellness classes, go on farm tours, and get your hands dirty in gardening workshops.
Alternating Saturdays and Sundays, click here to view schedule.
In celebration of the Year of Water at Awbury, family programming will be offered in our Pond and Wetlands area.
A Call for Photos of People of Color in Nature
Feb – Dec 2021
During Black History Month, Awbury launched its yearlong Represent Project, in which we elevate the photos of Black people and People of Color engaging with Nature. Click here to learn more and to see our gallery.
What Is An Arboretum?
To be more specific, an arboretum is a place that has intentionally preserved specific trees and shrubs for educational and scientific purposes. At Awbury Arboretum, visitors are welcome to view and study the specimens in our plant collection at any time during open hours, free of charge. Awbury also provides educational classes and events for all ages with a mission to connect our community to the Arboretum’s landscape.