The Hartman Arboretum was founded in 2001 to provide an outdoor classroom for schoolchildren, as well as a place where other visitors could enjoy nature and learn about the diversity of trees and shrubs found in Southern Indiana. Their website is: http://www.hartmanarboretum.org/ For more information call Hartman Arboretum at 812-963-5418.
Areas of interest include the Wildlife Garden which was planned and developed by master gardeners and includes nectar and host plants for a multitude of butterflies. Other features include a hydrangea collection, an espalier wall of crabapples, a “stumpery” woodland garden, groves of young oaks and fall color trees, a collection of spring blooming trees, a wild meadow, a collection of “under-story trees” that grow in the woods below the leaf canopy, a collection of shrubs, a blueberry patch and a memorial garden.
The Arboretum has about 500 trees of all varieties, including 17 different Redbud cultivars and 18 types of Oaks. Other areas of interest include the Wildlife Garden which was planned and developed by Master Gardeners and includes nectar plants and host plants for a multitude of butterflies.