Mount Auburn is a world-class arboretum with an exceptional collection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. They have been selected for their beauty, diversity and value to wildlife. Our horticulture department also works hard to ensure that there is something exciting to see all year long, from the flowers of spring to the evergreens of winter.

Explore Our Plant Collections

Mount Auburn is a botanic garden and arboretum with a nationally-significant collection of woody and herbaceous plants.  This collection includes 5,000 trees (640 different species and cultivars), over 6,000 shrub plantings (600 taxa), and 4,000 groundcover plantings (770 taxa) planted throughout our 175 acres.  Explore our online plant records database, discover seasonal horticultural highlights, and learn more about how we manage this incredible collection.