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University of Guelph

Site: Arboretum

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; The Arboretum ; U of G ; UofG
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 52113
Fax 519-763-9598
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Volunteer Coordinator Barb Ash, Volunteer, Marketing and Office Coordinator; Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 52358; Email:
Primary Executive Justine Richardson, Director; Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 52356; Email:
Description (Site) Grounds adjacent to main campus * office located opposite Cutten Fields Golf Club, trail access via Arboretum Rd
Site Location Guelph-University of Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
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Intersection Victoria Rd and College Ave E
Mailing Address 50 Stone Rd E 
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance - Accessible ; Parking Accessible ; Washroom - Accessible to Auditorium only, not Boardroom or Sun Room
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Arboretum is open for WALKTHROUGH ACCESS ONLY until further notice - NO VEHICULAR ACCESS AND NO PARKING ALLOWED. Visitors walking through The Arboretum must maintain a distance of two metres between themselves and others. 
Supports teaching, research, and outreach at the University of Guelph. Comprises 400 acres, including trails, woods and gardens, nature reserve, gene bank, restoration sites and various plant collections. Activities include:  
* university courses  
* school programs  
* adult workshops  
* preregistered group walking tours  
Facility rentals available for weddings, conferences, meetings, fundraising events, banquets and outdoor wedding ceremony sites for groups of up to 200 people.
Hours OAC Centennial Arboretum Centre Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Grounds: dawn to dusk, all year
Areas Served Wellington County
Eligibility Visitors: no restrictions 
Volunteers: 18 years of age and older
Application Facility rentals: visit website, call 519-824-4120 ext 54110 or e-mail for more information
Languages English
Fees Program - fees vary for courses, some workshops and tours - call for information or visit website ; Donation ; None - free admission to the grounds, free parking
Time-Limited Events Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale, second Sat in Sep, rain or shine * series of educational workshops for families, adults and professionals; pre-registration required, visit website for details
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1970
Print Material Collection brochures available * e-mail address can be added to mailing list for monthly e-newsletter
Service Categories Botanical Gardens/Arboreta ; Meeting Space ; Plant Conservation