Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The University of Maryland, the state’s flagship campus,
is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The American Association of
Public Gardens, by designating the university as an arboretum and botanical
garden in 2008, recognized President C.D. Mote, Jr.’s commitment to becoming a
green campus. Maryland is also the first university in the state to be honored
as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Campus inventory of over 8,000 trees, garden plantings and nearly 400
acres of undeveloped urban forest is a beautiful reminder of Maryland’s history
and a harbinger of Maryland’s future. The university looks at the campus’ green
space as a major resource for its educational, research and service missions.