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.
Kuhnert Arboretum Garden Party
The 2nd Annual Garden Party will be held at the Rose Garden in the Kuhnert Arboretum on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Spend an enjoyable Sunday afternoon at the rose garden. The garden is maintained by Hardy Rosarians of South Dakota. Members will be on hand to answer your rose questions. In addition, there will be several short presentations on selecting and growing roses throughout the afternoon. Please join us and discover the beautiful roses that can be grown on the northern plains.
The Arboretum Plan
contains typical arboretum settings with shade trees, ornamental trees, coniferous trees and shrubs, deciduous shrubs, and other plantings. The plan
includes an outdoor interpretive center, a sculpture garden, walking trails, a reflection pond, irrigation system, and interpretative signage throughout the arboretum.
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.