Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum

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GARDENS ⋄ PLANTS
COLLECTIONS
INFORMATION

Use this list (clickable tabs) to access information about the plants of the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum. Check back often as we continue to add new information.

Stargazer JEANNE VIERK YEUTTER GARDEN
About | Rock Garden Map |
            Inventory: Berm (pdf) or (html)  
            Inventory: Rock Garden (pdf) /Plants

HibiscusFLEMING SLOPE
About | Map: Latin Names | Map:Common Names | Inventory | Plants

Fern SHADE GARDEN
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

Grass THE PRAIRIE
About | Map | Inventory/Plants THE PRAIRIE
            Prairie Burn

BulbBULBS OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM
About | Map (pdf) | Inventory |  Plant Info


  
HOSTA COLLECTION
   About | Map | Inventory/Plants HOSTA COLLECTION

Grass GRASSES OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 
JOE YOUNG MEMORIAL GARDEN
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

Perin Porch PERIN PORCH
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

Vine Arbor VINE ARBOR
About | Map | Plant Info  | Quick Guide

lilac thumbnail LOLA FLACK LILAC COLLECTION
About | Map | Inventory | Plant Info 


Viburnum VIBURNUM COLLECTION
About | Map | Quick Guide |   Plant Info   |  Resources

Lees dark purple rhodieRHODODENDRON COLLECTION
About | Map | Inventory /Plants


spring flowering shrubSPRING FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS
About | Map | Inventory /Plants


Paw Paw FRUIT AND NUT TREES
About | Map | Inventory/Plants | Gallery
             "A Man and a Tree: Cyril Bish and the 'Holden' Shagbark Hickory"


Oak THE OAKS
About | Map | Inventory/Plants  |  Other Oaks on Campus  |   Resources


Maple THE MAPLES
About | Map | Inventory | Plants | Resources | Documents


Linden THE LINDENS
About | Map | Inventory | Plants


Horsechestnut THE HORSECHESTNUTS
About | UPDATED Map:  PDF   JPG | Inventory/Plant Info


Cottonwood THE COTTONWOODS
About | Map | Inventory/Plants


Magnolia THE MAGNOLIAS
About | Map | Inventory  | Plants


DogwoodTHE DOGWOODS
About | Map | Inventory / Plants (large PDF)

THE DECIDUOUS CONIFERSdeciduous conifer thumbnail
About/Plants | Map

 THE EVERGREEN CONIFERS

pine The Pines


Spruce The Spruces


Fir The Firs


                   . . .  and more
 

Maps | Inventory/Plant List


Yeutter conifer thumbnail  SPRUCES & OTHER CONIFERS OF THE YEUTTER GARDEN
           
Brochure (PDF)



 

 

2021
UNL GARDENS
FIRST TUESDAYS WALKING TOURS!!!

Tours

The tours are led by Emily Levine, Special Projects Research Horticulturist and former Grounds Supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and open to the public.

NEXT TOUR:
IN-PERSON TOURS ARE CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
BUT
We are offering our

  → SELF-GUIDED TOURS! ←
HAVE FUN!

UNL GARDENS
FIRST TUESDAYS WALKING TOURS
See for yourself the plants that have been posted and discussed here. The tours are informal with wonderful sharing by participants. In essence, the tours are designed to help us learn to see (and to learn what to look for). We'll also observe how different plants change through the seasons and share maintenance tips. And I'll place plants in the larger context of history and the arts.
Tours last about one hour. In case of rain, we will meet the following week (the second Tuesday). And watch Facebook and the UNL Gardens web site for updates (unlgardens.unl.edu).
Email me if you have questions at elevine2@unl.edu.
See you soon!

"wow, so informative on my level. I'm always sad when I can't make the walk"
"excellent"
"Knowledgeable, personable, includes knowledge of participants"
"love the seasonal aspect"
"detail of trees and plants"
"couldn't have been better"
"I always learn something!"
"stories and the history of the trees and plants"
"Great tour guide! So approachable and enthused!"
"Very, very informative. Makes me have a great respect for our trees and nature."
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JOIN THE 
FRIENDS OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM

Over the years, numerous individuals, academic departments, and civic organizations have worked to ensure that Maxwell Arboretum provides the university community and visitors with an educational as well as an aesthetic experience.

Help ensure Maxwell Arboretum's continued growth in the 21st century by joining the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum (FOMA) in our mission to serve in an advocacy role providing input and financial support for the management and development of Maxwell Arboretum as an education, research, and outreach resource.

FOMA has rededicated itself to this mission and is taking our committment to a higher level of participation in support of the Arboretum. We believe this is necessary to ensure its long-term viability for the future. We invite you to be a part of this exciting effort by becoming a Charter Member of the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. In so doing, you get the benefit of knowing that you will

  • Help preserve one of Nebraska's premier arboretums
  • Keep Maxwell Arboretum's education and research mission vibrant
  • Protect one of Lincoln's best mid-city green spaces
  • Participate in the development of new plans and policies for the Arboretum

Download and print the membership form

 

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FOMA president's CitationThe Friends of Maxwell Arboretum and the arboretum itself won the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum's 2018 President's Citation.

l. to r. Eileen Bergt, co-director Landscape Services; Jeff Culbertson, co-director Landscape Services and Maxwell curator; Ted Hartung, President, Friends of Maxwell Arboretum (FOMA); Ron Yoder, Associate Vice Chancellor, IANR; Emily Levine, UNL Gardens and FOMA Board; Bud Dasenbrock, Vice President, FOMA.
A great way to end the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum's 50th Anniversary year!
Thanks, NSA!

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2005-2020 MAXWELL ARBORETUM BLOOM TIME CHART AVAILABLE

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE FIRST
FRIENDS OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM'S 

SPRING IN MAXWELL ARBORETUM TREE PLANTING EVENT:
"PLANTING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE"

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