Kuhnert Arboretum

Kuhnert Arboretum

Educational Programs


The Kuhnert Arboretum provides many new learning experiences for the residents of the Aberdeen area, including school-aged children. The Arboretum offers environmental education about:
  • Native plant ecosystems
  • Prairie community environments
  • Species of trees and shrubs grown in the area
  • Water systems
  • Wetland communities
Along with learning about the plants, residents can visit the arboretum to view what different plants look like, giving homeowners ideas on how to landscape their residence.

Arboretum Plan


The Arboretum Plan contains arboretum settings with shade trees, ornamental trees, coniferous trees and shrubs, deciduous shrubs, and other plantings. The plan includes an outdoor interpretive center, Children's Area, walking trails, Rose Garden, irrigation system, and interpretative signage throughout the arboretum.

Kuhnert Arboretum Rose Garden


The garden is maintained by the Hardy Rosarians of South Dakota. For more information about each type of rose: click here.

Location & Contact


The Kuhnert Arboretum is located on the south side of Aberdeen at the corner of Melgaard Road and Dakota Street South. To learn more about the Kuhnert Arboretum and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at 605-626-7015.