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 Tour: Saturday, October 22 from 10:00-11:30 am. 
- Winter Tour: 
Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 am.
Spring  Tour: TBA
- Summer Tour: TBA
Arboretum at Willowbrook Park | 315 W. Willowbrook Dr. Burlington   

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 requiredRegistration opens 1 month prior to the tour date. Meet 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 with you in a few days. 

Rentals & Reservations

At this time, rental and reservation of Arboretum buildings and grounds are unavailable. All Arboretum facilities are open to the public during park hours - sunrise to sunset.