Chatham University Arboretum Tour

Friday, May 11, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Chatham University Shadyside Campus

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus is one of the most idyllic locations in the City of Pittsburgh. Part of the historic district of winding Woodland Road,the campus dates to 1869, and includes elements of the original Andrew Mellon
estate, designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers firm. The Olmsted Brothers were the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York who was regarded as the father of American landscape architecture.

What many visitors to our campus don’t know is that it is home to a 32-acre arboretum. Featuring more than 115 different varieties of trees, including Japanese flowering crabapple, river birch, Kentucky coffeetree, and eleven
species of maple, the Arboretum is an inviting place to stroll or to meditate. Being such a unique resource, it provides an outdoor classroom suitable for any age or interest—from younger students on class trips, to visiting scientists, to the
university’s own students. In 1997, Chatham joined the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), now known as the American Public Garden Association (APGA). 2017 marked the twentieth anniversary of our arboretum gaining this designation.


Fee : Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Registration has closed. Please contact Kristen Spirl at for additional information.


Chatham University Shadyside Campus


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Kristen Spirl