Mission of Adkins Arboretum:
The mission of Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is to promote the appreciation and conservation of the native plants of the Delmarva Peninsula.
The Arboretum’s diverse setting of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, streams, and gardens serves as a model for land management and ecological restoration. Through its educational, research, cultural, and recreational programs,the Arboretum strives to inspire its community to adopt land stewardship practices for a healthier and more beautiful world.
Trails well maintained. Great place for hiking & jogging, while enjoying scenery.
This is a great place to visit. Nice gift shop with really good coffee and very nice knowledgeable people working there. The trails are wide to walk around with lots of information stands and lots of different stuff to see. It connects to other trails as well.
Good place to check out local flora, especially trees, and to buy native plants. Trails are very accessible and well marked. Lovely visitor center with helpful staff and handouts. Lots of parking. Nice place for an hour's meandering on the Eastern Shore if you are already there. Note: Hard to find as there was no signpost after leaving the main highway, so watch your GPS map carefully to veer off to the left almost immediately. We had to ask at the gas station in Ridgely.
Nice trails, beautiful center, fun art inside and out. Good bookstore.
Great location and instructors