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St. Mary's Arboretum Association


The St. Mary's Arboretum pledges to recognize, protect, and celebrate the unique, natural home we share in beautiful southern Maryland.

Welcome to the St. Mary's Arboretum Association's website. Check out our mission statement, upcoming events, people involved in the project and beautiful pictures of our campus.  Come back often for updates and new information!

Contact us: SMArboretum@smcm.edu

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

A much-beloved space for reflection, with views of the St. Mary's River just beyond the framing arch of its pergola.  Generations of St. Mary's students, as well as community members, have enjoyed this spot over the years.  Weddings occur here annually; students study and play in its green surround. 


Share your memories of the Garden of Remembrance with us!

College Earns Tree Campus USA Award for Second Year Running

The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized St. Mary’s College of Maryland as a 2012 Tree Campus USA. This distinction acknowledges that St. Mary’s College has met the core standards for effective campus forest management, including having a tree advisory committee and a campus tree-care plan. Read more.

Arboretum calendar of events

Check out our upcoming events page to learn about all of the events the St. Mary's Arboretum Association holds. Also, explore the past events page to see all of the wonderful things we have done. You will find interesting information and photos in our Arboretum brochure, too.

Supporting the Arboretum

Dedication ribbonAt St. Mary's College of Maryland, there are numerous ways for you to give to the Arboretum and improve the campus landscape.

Learn more about adopting trees and dedicating benches.



Exciting News!

Eric ReedThe arboretum has been named as a Level One Arboretum (approved by the Morton Register of Arboreta). The campus has been designated as a Tree Campus USA site by the Arbor Day Foundation of America, and the College's majestic willow oak at the Garden of Remembrance has been ranked in the state of Maryland’s “top 20” for that particular tree species. Come and visit and see what all the buzz is about! 

While in St. Mary's City, be sure to visit Historic St. Mary's City.  Their walking trails have been named to the Top 10 list of walks in the United States by the American Volkssport Association.  Enjoy the beautiful views and breathe deep!

Here is a nice article about the Arboretum from St. Mary's own, The Point News.


Eric Reed from Grounds watering a campus tree 
 during the hot, dry summer of 2012 (photo above)