Sunday, July 5, 2015

East Texas Arboretum

Located in Athens, Texas, the East Texas  Arboretum is a relatively new place. It covers 100 acres and contains marshlands, dry pasture fields, and gardens, including an herb garden and wildflower restoration area.  There's a very nice nature trail that goes along streams and over a 115 foot suspension bridge. If you're lucky, you may see some deer or even a frog or two.  Also on the grounds is the Wofford House Museum. It was built in 1850, and gives a glimpse of what life was like at that time.

The arboretum is open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM in the spring and summer, and from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the fall and winter. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.


  1. that looks nice and Athens isn't too too far away. Might have to check it out. Thanks

  2. Suspension bridge - now that's cool.

  3. I love to hike properties like this. Not too big and not too small with lots of diversity.

  4. I love herb gardens, especially now that I am actually growing one.

    1. That's great! Good luck with your garden. Herb gardens always smell so nice.

  5. very fun and thanks for sharing