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Campus Art

Artwork on campus plays a large role in the Arboretum by drawing attention to the surrounding landscape. Since the early 1970’s, the University Visual Arts Committee has installed sculptures to promote cultural awareness on campus. The resulting scenery attracts students, faculty, and visitors alike to these locations. Pickett Memorial Park, where many of these sculptures […]

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The Purdue Arboretum showcases numerous resources for educators to provide students with a wide array of both in-person and remote learning experiences. In-Person Experiences Campus Tours Come and learn about the campus landscape through one of the self-guided tours created by our staff Tree, Art, and Sustainability Tours University Custom and Cultural Tours Virtual Campus Tour […]

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For Young Learners

The Purdue Arboretum is an excellent space for students to learn and interact with the natural world around them.  Here are some fun activities that students and kids can do when they come for a visit! Activities Plant Hunt Follow the guide and map to find plants with certain special characteristics in several different areas […]

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Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives At Purdue, we’re committed to finding innovative ways of living sustainably. Our task is to provide a comprehensive approach to sustainability on campus, linking the many initiatives already underway across departments, collaborating with the Lafayette-West Lafayette community on innovative projects and creating a long-term vision for the future. Sustainability Strategic Plan Based on […]

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Landscape Tours for Everyone

Landscape Tours for Everyone Tree Tours The walking tour outlined here consists of three trails. Each trail is designed to show the diversity of trees on Purdue’s campus.  As you visit our trails you will notice that each tree is identified by a small wooden post and a QR code to give smartphone users additional […]

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Let’s Grow Native!

Let’s Grow Native! At Purdue, we pride ourselves on our planting and preservation of native plant species throughout our campus. We understand the major role they play in our ecosystem and how their disappearance would cause significant problems not only for the landscape but the people living in it. Yet, while Purdue is working hard […]

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The Purdue Arboretum is a collaboration between the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Physical Facilities Grounds Department

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