"Perserve, Protect, Enhance and Educate"

Botanical Society of ZooMontana

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This circular pathway starts at the northeast entrance to the garden. The highlights below start either right to the waterfall or left past the fountain and ending at the waterfall. 

From this vantage point look right and you will see a Amur Maple (SG13) and a collection of Saskatoon Serviceberry trees (SG14).

Further ahead there will be a Red Jade Crabapple (SG14) on the right and Amur Chokecherry (SG17) on the left.

As you turn around and look back you'll witness the many textures and shades of color that make this garden so unique.

Veering left from the entrance and on the left is a collection of trees including a Smoke Tree (SG10) and Tolleson's Weeping (SG11).

On the south side of the garden we highlight a Bristlecone Pine (SG4), a Lilac Tree (SG3), a Rocky Mountain Juniper (SG2) and Yellow Horn (SG1)

An overall view proves witness to the many unique aspects of the Arboretum. This photo was taken in August of 2015.


The Homestead trails are a flat and an easy traverse circling around the house and barn. The trees of the Amphitheater can be found on a knoll overlooking the stage and seating.

The entrance to the Homestead barn is framed by 2 Catalpa Trees (H1) and includes a Norway Maple (H2) and Honey Locust (H5)

Follow the path to the left and you will be greeted by large Colorado Spruces (H13) and one of two Corkscrew Willows (H14)

The back pond is a great place to observe a Silver Maple (H15), Corkscrew Willow (H14) and an old and young Tamarac Larch  (H15)

Following the pathway you will find our Spring 2018 project of identifying 2 Apple trees and 2 Plum trees, unidentifiable in Fall 2017.

The back pathway offers a great Arboretum expansion area. It's now the home to an unknown Plum (H20) and Pie Cherry (H21)

The Amphitheater located just east of the Homestead is the home of 21 trees including Burr Oaks (A3) and Sea Buckthorns (A5)