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Donald E. Davis Arboretum

Donald E. Davis Arboretum

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The Donald E. Davis Davis Arboretum is a collection of the native plants of the Southeastern US. It is a part of Auburn University’s Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics. The Arboretum is situated on 14 acres of the University’s main campus and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. The garden has a strong focus on Alabama’s plants and natural habitats. The core collections of the Arboretum include oaks, carnivorous plants and native azaleas. The Arboretum is actively involved in plant conservation through the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance. The Arboretum has become a showcase for sustainable practices on campus including stormwater management. The Arboretum contains a branch of Town Creek that winds through the garden and is connected to a wide floodplain. Installations throughout the Arboretum teach patrons how our water is cared for using including raingardens, dry streambeds, berms, swales, pervious concrete, interpretative signage and a stormwater cellphone tour.

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