webster arboretum

Webster Arboretum at Kent Park

Covering 32 acres, the arboretum is maintained by local garden clubs and boasts a pond, winding paths, various trees and shrubs, and formal gardens with over 200 daylily cultivars.

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Webster Arboretum garden
Webster Arboretum Daylily
Webster Arboretum Daylily
Webster Arboretum Daylily
Webster Arboretum Daylily
Webster Arboretum garden

Gorgeous Gardens

The gardens throughout the arboretum are maintained by local garden clubs. According to gardeners.com, “The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day”, and indeed most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall.”

Webster Arboretum
Webster Arboretum
Webster Arboretum
Webster Arboretum

Winding pathways & trails

Follow the pathways that meander around 40 acres of open spaces, flower & herb gardens, water elements, and a wide variety of trees. The walkways are primarily flat, hard-packed gravel. Rest by the pond or in the gazebo and listen to the sounds of birds and, sometimes, wind chimes.

Water Elements

Wander around the pond and babbling brook.

Webster Arboretum

Architectural elements

The path will take you over bridges and through gazebos sprinkled throughout Webster Arboretum.

Curry Building
Curry Building

More information about Webster Arboretum

Cost: Free

Located in Webster, 19 minutes / 14 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More Information: websterarboretum.org

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4 thoughts on “Webster Arboretum at Kent Park”

  1. I was very disappointed i our visit to the park. It was not kept up and many plants and trees were dying. I traveled 50 miles to see it because of advertisement posted. None of it looked like pictures posted.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about your experience, Roxanne. It is a little early in the season for many plants, trees, and bushes. Many of the flowers will peak in July and August.

  2. The gardens are beautiful at Kent park , every garden is well maintained by each Of the independent gardeners . I especially like the dahlia beds. Thanks for the relaxing environment,

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