A Free Botanical Garden In Augusta, ME
6 MILES OF TRAILS, EXCELLENT WILDLIFE WATCHING, SKIING & SNOWSHOEING, INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE , 20+ BOTANICAL COLLECTIONS, VISITOR CENTER & GIFT SHOP, AND MUCH MORE!
Viles Arboretum is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1982 in conjunction with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in order to provide educational, recreational, and inspirational opportunities through the conservation of land and the cultivation of trees and other woody plants from around the world. Located in Maine's Capital City, the Arboretum is a no-fee 224 acre botanical garden which features miles of trails, a rotating suite of programs and events, a full service visitor center, and a variety of habitats home to flora and fauna of Statewide importance.
What can you expect at Viles Arboretum?
Are you planning your first trip to our arboretum? Before you visit, you should know that:
We encourage all visitors to practice a "leave no trace" ethos.
Our trails and grounds are open sunrise to sunset all year and can be accessed for free.
Smoking, fires, combustibles, fishing or hunting of any kind are not permitted on the property.
Dogs are allowed on-leash, and must be cleaned up.
We have a visitor center with restrooms, indoor exhibits, helpful staff and a gift shop.
Biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is encouraged. Limited equipment rentals are available in our visitor center.
Located in downtown Augusta, ME, Viles Arboretum is the perfect location for your next meeting, conference, party, wedding, or other special event. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces in a beautiful, yet convenient setting.
- Wireless high speed internet access
- Full commercial kitchen on site
- Newly renovated indoor spaces with tables and seating for up to 100 people
- Stunning outdoor spaces perfect for weddings or other events