UCF Arboretum
4312 Scorpius St, Orlando, FL 32816, United States

Review №1

Awesome! Park at garage C for the shortest walk to the arboretum.

Review №2

An arboretum is a botanical collection of trees. Knowing how much I love plants and nature my daughter gave me a tour of her UCF campus arboretum during a recent visit to her school. Parking on campus can be tricky but there is a pay lot next to the arboretum outside of Flagler Hall in the Libra community.The arboretum was established by then UCF President Trevor Colbourn in 1983. Originally it consisted of 12 acres of a disturbed pond pine community on the east side of campus. President Altman expanded it further in 1988 to include 5 acres of cypress dome, 3 acres of oak hammock, and 15 acres of sand pine and Florida scrub. Today the arboretum covers 80 acres and contains more than 600 species of plants. In 2009 a community organic garden was added.The UCF arboretum contains three miles of hiking and biking trails. In February of 2020, volunteers got together to create UCFs first mountain biking trail through the arboretum. Free tours are offered to the public and UCF students use this a living laboratory. The arboretum is open everyday from sunrise to sunset.

Review №3

Beautiful! love the arboretum and their plant sales

Review №4

Awesome to walk around the fall and winter months! Just be careful of all the fire ant beds, they are everywhere

Review №5

This is a wonderful and large area that UCF uses for research, class projects, and growing food to provide to needy students. We volunteered here and in the process got to learn a lot about growing in Florida from the onsite interns. They also let us taste some of the many different plants they grow. They also have nature trails available to the public so you can explore a piece of natural Florida in the middle of town.

Review №6

So lovely. Great place to walk or run.

Review №7

It is a beautiful place to go for a walk, and in the mornings it is really refreshing to walk there.

Review №8

Lovely place to walk, run, or simply sit and relax at.

Review №9

Usually pretty safe but watch out for snakes. No water fountains so bring a bottle.

Review №10

Pretty fun, lots to see but not much sun cover

Review №11

I volunteered here. Its very nice and volunteer parking is free. Nice trail.

Review №12

I have a pretty good idea of what you want to do to me and my family to see what the kids want to go out for dinner tonight

Review №13


Review №14

Very pretty and walking trails are well kept. However as anywhere with a lake in florida mosquitoes can be abundant

Review №15

Great effort in keep such a large campus clean.

Review №16

Short trails to walk, bugs to catch, wildlife to see, great place right next to campus.

Review №17

Nice trails and natural habitat-sadly, lacks variety and structure.

Review №18

Very nice

Review №19

Directions on the website were wrong. You actually have to pay to park in the garage. The trails were boring. No special gardens or anything.

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  • Address:4312 Scorpius St, Orlando, FL 32816, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 407-823-3583
  • Tourist attraction
  • Park
Working hours
  • Monday:9am–4pm
  • Tuesday:9am–4pm
  • Wednesday:9am–4pm
  • Thursday:9am–4pm
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:9am–4pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
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