Mountain Top Arboretum is a public garden in the Catskill Mountains dedicated to displaying and managing native plant communities of the northeastern US, in addition to curating its collection of cold-hardy native and exotic trees. Its mountain top elevation of 2,400 feet at the top of the New York City Watershed creates a unique environment for education, research and pure enjoyment of the spectacular and historic Catskills landscape. The Arboretum trails and boardwalks connect 178 acres of plant collections, meadows, wetlands, forest and Devonian bedrock—a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, birding, geology, local craftsmanship, hiking and snowshoeing!


"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."  
- John Burroughs


Upcoming EventS

Author Talk
OAK: The Frame of Civilization

Sunday, Sept. 2

An award-winning nature writer and practicing arborist, Bill Logan shows how deeply embedded is the oak in our history, traditions, names, buildings, travels, food and even in our humanity. In telling the story of this remarkable tree, Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality and history with a contagious curiosity about who we are and why the world works the way it does.

Plus: earlier in day, learn how to prune for better vigor, health, balance and beauty at pruning master Bill Logan's hands-on workshop at 12pm-1:30. 

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Watch the timber frame construction of the Education Center. 
OR come experience it live! 

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Come see what our gardens and forests offer for the current season.

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We have our very own weather station on the mountain. Check out our weather in real time. 

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Mountain Top Arboretum is the perfect place to bring
the entire family. Explore Catskills nature with your kids!

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