What is the timeline for construction?

With master plans completed to include specific garden designs for the formal gardens area by a renowned Ft. Worth landscape designer, and a new administration building purchased at 706 W. Cotton Street (formerly a day care center, soon to be retrofitted to become home to the Longview Arboretum administration, classrooms, gift shop and concessions,) the Longview Arboretum prepares to begin construction on Phase I of the overall master plan. A ground breaking, September 24, 2017, will mark the beginning of the dirt work in the gardens and renovations to the building at 706 W. Cotton Street. Once construction of the trails and pavilion begins, cultivation of woods, streams and meadows will follow. Pending a temperate winter and generous spring rains, a grand opening of the Longview Arboretum Phase I is planned for May 2018.