Events, Tours & Talks

Azaleas in bloomThe Arboretum at Willowbrook Park host various educational and learning opportunities throughout the year.  In addition to the scheduled events, private tours or talks can be requested by groups or organizations.

Group walking Arboretum TrailSeasonal Arboretum Tours

Fall Tours: 
- Saturday, September 16 from 9-11 am
- Saturday, October 21 from 9-11 am
Winter Tour: 
Spring  Tour: TBA
Summer Tour: TBA

Experience the seasons during a  guided tour of the Arboretum at Willowbrook Park. The park's horticulturist will lead the group through the park discussing how the park was developed, and the partnerships involved to make and keep the arboretum beautiful. The tour will include stops at the Commons Building, Veteran's Overlook, treehouse, wetland gardens, as well as the various plant collections - daylilies, hostas, azaleas, roses, hydrangeas, camellias and more! The tour is about 1.5 miles long on the paved pathways that meander through the Arboretum. Tours are free. Registration is appreciated, but not requiredMeet your guides at the Commons Building - directly across the creek from the parking lot located at 315 W. Willowbrook Dr. 

Private Tours & Talks

Do you have a group or organization interested in learning more about the Arboretum? Arboretum staff can curate private educational and informational tours on-site at Willowbrook Park, as well as, provide off-site talks on topics related to the Arboretum. Staff will do their best to accommodate all requests. All private tours and talks are available by appointment only. To make a tour or talk request, complete this form and Arboretum staff will get back to you in a few days. 

Rentals & ReservationsPicnic Table Area at the Burlington Arboretum

The picnic table area at the Commons Building is available for rentals on: Thursdays (4-7 pm), Saturdays (10 am-1 pm), and Sundays (1-4 pm).  The rental option reserves all four picnic tables at the Commons Building with seating up to 25 people. Reserve now! The fee is $125 + $100 facility deposit. 

At this time, rental and reservation of Arboretum grounds are unavailable.Rental of the Commons Building outside of designated rental times is not available. All Arboretum facilities are open to the public during park hours - sunrise to sunset.