Cultivating a Sustainable Future

Fullerton Arboretum Hours

Please view our hours and additional information here.
Adhere to all parking signage.

Holiday Closure

March 31

Hours & Directions

Upcoming Events

March 25: Beginning Bonsai, 9-11a.m.

March 30: New Volunteer Information & Orientation, 12-2 p.m.

April 6: Garden Flea Market

April 14-16: Veggiepalooza

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Adhere to hourly parking signage enforced by CSUF Parking and Transportation Services



Summer Stroll through the Arboretum

Tuesday, September 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Join us on our special after-hours events! Stroll through the garden while enjoying refreshments (non-alcoholic) and listening to music from CSUF College of the Arts. Free for members* and $10 for non-members. Check in at the front gate - you can also purchase/renew your membership the evening of the stroll.

*Individual membership admits member only, Dual admits two people, Arboretum Partner admits 4 people. 

Parking Lot Renovation

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The parking lot at the Arboretum will be renovated beginning Monday, February 6th. Look for a new sustainable surface, additional spaces and new plantings. While the lot is under construction, please park across the road in Lot G. The Visitor Information Center will be open until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to assist with any parking questions. The Arboretum entrance will remain accessible for visitors and deliveries. 

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Garden Flea Market

CSUF’s Event Planning and Management class is hosting the first ever Garden Flea Market at the Arboretum! Join us on Thursday, April 6th from 12 - 4 p.m. at Bacon Pavilion. There will be 24 different student-run vendors selling their products, a live DJ, a food truck, raffles and more. Admission is free, and the first 100 people will receive food from Baby’s Burgers! For more information, check out the event’s official Instagram page.

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Veggiepalooza Plant Sale

April 14–16


Over 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs to choose from. All of the plants offered for sale are grown right here at the Arboretum

  • Friday, April 14th, 1–5 p.m., Fullerton Arboretum members* and Titan Card holders only.
  • Saturday, April 15th, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Open to the public.
  • Sunday, April 16th, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Open to the public.

*Members receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases during the sale.

Veggiepalooza Plant ListEarly Spring Plant List

Thank you!

On CSUF’s Day of Giving, we set an all-time record with 243 donors. We also unlocked a $25,000 grant for reaching 200 donors, and earned an additional $12,500 for finishing top three in the PepsiCo challenges. In total, Fullerton Arboretum raised $52,025. Thank you to everyone who generously donated! This wouldn’t be possible without you.

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Browse a collection of Fullerton Arboretum news articles, stories, magazines and more.

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Art Exhibit

December 3- 8

We will be hosting an exhibit for the thesis of Cal State Fullerton Master of Fine Arts student, Leonardo Contreras:

Chen Liu

Chen Liu is a Graphic and Interactive Design major. His project, “Design comes from Life,” takes inspiration from the world around him. Chen hopes that people find relief from stress by viewing his work.

Leonardo Contreras

Leonardo Contreras will be exhibiting an art sculpture project. He is excited to be presenting his work in an unconventional way at the Arboretum, surrounded by nature. After completing the Masters in Fine Arts program, Leonardo hopes to teach sculpting classes full-time.

Visit the Wisteria Arbor daily from December 3rd-December 8th to meet the artist and view the exhibit!

Calling all CSUF Students!

Volunteer at Fullerton Arboretum and make the most of your experience at Cal State Fullerton. Help our horticulture team with fruit harvesting, weeding, trimming, watering plants in the nursery and other fun activities. Share the beauty and fun facts about the Arboretum at one of our Discovery Stations. There is something here for every Titan!

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Engaging Environmental Experiences (E3) Internship

Passionate about the environment? Love being outdoors? Take advantage of a great internship opportunity right here in our own backyard at the Arboretum.

Learn more about E3  

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Sponsor a Tree at Fullerton Arboretum

Help our trees thrive! Healthy trees ensure offspring for tomorrow's plants, strengthening the future wellbeing of our gardens. Your tax-deductible gift will directly fund the care for a specific tree in the garden for a period of one year. Your gift will be recognized by a personalized sign placed near the tree. For trees in need of a sponsor and gift amount, visit our Ways to Give page.

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Support our Mission

There is much work to be done to ensure the success of Fullerton Arboretum in the years to come! Your contributions help us continue in our mission to care for these plants and ongoing projects, as well as provide for the native wildlife that calls our gardens home. Thank you for your support!


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What is a Biome?

A biome is a set of ecosystems that has similar weather, rainfall, animals, and plants. Learn more about the biomes we have here at the Arboretum.

Arboretum Biomes

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Perfect for weddings, corporate events, family celebrations and more.

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Try our New Interactive Map

Explore the Arboretum no matter where you are with this new interactive map. This map is currently in development. Your feedback is welcome!

Interactive Map

Watch Us Live

Click the images below to view our live, on-site cameras of the Heritage House and lake.

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