Deerfield Arboretum

The Arboretum was founded by the then city forester, Zeke Landis, in 1995 with a selection of 22 trees and palms, and has since grown to 325 species (excluding native) of palms, tropical fruit trees, exotic flowering and canopy trees, bamboos, and miscellaneous exotic trees.

Arboretum areas currently include: Bamboo, Butterfly garden, Children’s Garden, Exotic canopy trees, Flowering trees, Native canopy trees, Orchid Display, Palm trees, Spice and Herb Garden, Tropical fruit trees, and a Wetlands demonstration area.

Park & Arboretum Hours of Operation

  • Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

Constitution Park & Arboretum

Constitution Park & Arboretum includes a community center with a game room and recreation room with an adjoining full kitchen. This park features a playground, two tennis courts, and an outdoor basketball court. The Arboretum, our “Tree Zoo,” is approximately nine acres of land containing over 200 exotic trees from five continents around the world. These trees are displayed along a half-mile walking path, fully accessible by wheelchair. The types of trees included in the tree zoo are Flowering Tropical Fruit, Exotics, Palms, Wetlands, Bamboo, Natives, and the Butterfly Garden. The tropical rain forest houses two misting waterfalls.

Building Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday
    9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday
    Rentals ONLY

Volunteer at Deerfield Arboretum

The survival of the Arboretum and Nursery depends largely upon the volunteers and members in every area of operation. As a volunteer, you gain personal satisfaction from accomplishing challenging and rewarding tasks that are as varied as the plants on the ground.

Arboretum Volunteers:

  • Planting, weeding, fertilizing, and pruning
  • Gathering seed and seedlings
  • Aquatic maintenance
  • Spreading mulch
  • Irrigation repairs
  • Transplanting
  • Walking tour guides
  • Developing new areas in the Arboretum

Nursery Volunteers:

  • Growing plants for upcoming sales
  • Weeding the plants
  • Re-potting to larger containers
  • Pruning
  • Planting seeds and cuttings

Arboretum Work Day

Get your hands dirty with us! Volunteers are always welcome to lend a helping hand in keeping the Arboretum looking green and healthy. Teens from the high school are invited to help too… don’t forget to bring your community service form so all your hard work is signed off!

WHO: Everyone
WHERE: Arboretum at Constitution Park
WHEN: 1st Saturday of the month
TIME: 9:00 AM
FEE: Free

Friends of the Arboretum

Membership donations and volunteer work support the Arboretum. This support allows for the purchase of new plants, equipment, and maintenance. The benefits of becoming a Friend are $20 vouchers for a free tree redeemable at the Spring Tree Sale, Winter Friend Tree Sale, or the Friends Nursery to replace one lost to citrus canker. Additionally, free monthly horticulture seminars featuring guest speakers ardent in the field of horticulture/arboricultural topics. For more information, please call 954-480-4494.