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Tour a Garden

Tour the Children's Garden located behind the Centre County Library's Historical Museum at the corner of North Allegheny and Howard Streets. This beautiful garden is for fun, exploration, and learning.  The Garden has six raised beds growing vegetables, herbs, a fairy garden, and a butterfly garden.​

Educational activities for children are provided on weekday mornings from mid-June through the end of October. Each season’s schedule is posted on this website and in the gardens in late spring.

Some of the most popular hands-on activities are planting, nurturing, and harvesting vegetables in the Harvest Gardens. Produce that is not used in demonstrations in the children’s garden is donated to the State College food bank. During the 2016 growing season, the Arboretum’s children’s garden donated 2,989 pounds of herbs and vegetables, including kale, Swiss chard, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and beets.

The Arboretum at Penn State strives to be a place of beauty and renewal, a venue for the arts, and a pathway to discovery and enrichment. The arboretum and H.O. Botanic Gardens are open for visitation every day from dawn to dusk.

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Phone: 814.231.7140

Address: 1800 East Park Ave

State College, PA 16801


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Centre Moves is a community action group, comprised of individuals and organizations with the vision of all Centre County residents choosing healthy habits to live better lives.  We work together to create a community that supports physical activity and healthy eating.