What is going at the gardens?

The Longview Arboretum is in the final stages of Phase I construction. We ask that everyone respect the orange safety fencing circling the work zone as there is still heavy equipment working the site, and refrain from exploring the arboretum after it opens to the public, Saturday, November 2, 2019.

The opening of the trails, the gardens, the pond, little pine forest, the great lawn, and the waterside amphitheater will be celebrated,  as well as the work being done at the Visitor and Nature Center at 706 West Cotton Street. Current renovations to the Visitor and Nature Center building, the main access point for the arboretum, will include a reception area to welcome guests, classroom space, a lecture hall, a gift shop, and children’s party space, as well as a large event hall for corporate and private rentals. Please register for the e-newsletter on the home page to receive up to the minute event announcements and future plans and fundraising for Phase 2 of the Longview Arboretum which will finish out the 26-acre space.

Hours of operation, after Wednesday, November 6th, will be Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-6pm, with a daily admission fee of $4 per person, children under 3 are free. Members are free. Group tours and special events can be reserved with advance notice by calling 903-212-2181, after October 15th.