webster arboretum

Webster Arboretum at Kent Park

Beautiful all year long, Webster Arboretum is the perfect place to stroll and quietly observe nature. It is equally a great place for families to explore nature in a safe and easily-navigable way.

You immediately observe that this is a space the caretakers care deeply about.

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. There are 240+ Daylily cultivars! 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.

Webster Arboretum evergreen maze

Evergreen maze

I bet it’s spectacular in the winter! Because in the summer, the spiders seem to claim it as their own.

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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Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.