Welcome to the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
Temple University Ambler has a long history of horticulture and landscape design. Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1910, the 187-acre campus represents a unique mix of natural and designed landscapes. The gardens serve as excellent outdoor learning laboratories for numerous classes and as a source of inspiration for the campus and local communities.
The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University has a diverse range of learning gardens including a formal perennial garden, an herb garden, a groundcover garden, a native plant garden, a rock wall, a woodland garden, a sustainable wetland garden, an annual trial garden, a green roof garden, a winter garden, the Ernesta Ballard Healing Garden and the Colibraro Conifer Garden, which provide a rich diversity of garden experiences.
The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is an accessible, historic, public garden within a respected institution of higher education. Its mission is to serve as a living, learning laboratory that promotes love and knowledge of horticulture, understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, and awareness of both the need for and means to achieve greater environmental responsibility. The Ambler Arboretum is committed to celebrating the achievements of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women and preserving the historic significance of the campus.
Its three areas of focus are sustainability, the health benefits of gardens, and the history of women in horticulture, agriculture, and design.
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