About

The Agnes Scott Arboretum is an interactive, interdisciplinary tree tour through the green and beautiful campus of Agnes Scott College, located in Decatur, Georgia. With a large collection of native and exotic trees, this tour will connect you with trees that you pass everyday or have yet to discover.

McCain Arch

At each location, whether you are taking a mobile tour or a virtual one, you will encounter a tree topic inspired by the liberal arts curriculum of Agnes Scott College. You will learn about the local history of some beloved trees on our campus; why a famous visitor to Agnes Scott is depicted sitting amid trees in our Alumnae Garden; what it is about some “living fossils” that inspired us to use one them as our logo; and much, much more. In keeping with the College’s commitment to the liberal arts, the Agnes Scott Arboretum invites visitors to think deeply about our connections with trees and how they are an integral part of our lives.

The Arboretum grew from the idea of adjunct classics professor and tree enthusiast Jim Abbot to update an earlier tour funded by a grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission. With the help of the Office of Sustainability, the idea of updating the existing tree tour branched out to include the help of a core group of faculty, staff, and students, under the leadership of Sustainability Intern Kimberly Reeves ’12.

Take a walk through the trees.

Watch the sun dance between the branches.

Join us as we take root and grow beyond.