Humber Arboretum

Humber Arboretum

Located behind Humber College's North campus, the Humber Arboretum consists of botanical gardens and natural areas surrounding the Humber River. This unique site is home to the Carolinian bioregion, the most diverse ecosystem in Canada, and boasts over 1,700 species of plants and animals. The Humber Arboretum covers approximately 250 acres (101 ha) of the West Humber River Valley between Highway 27 and the 427 and is easily accessed from Humber College Blvd. It includes over six kilometers of walking trails with a walking time of approximately 2 hours. The trails and gardens are free and accessible to the general public.

The Humber Arboretum was started through the initiative of Humber College horticulture students in 1977. Its purpose is to facilitate research and education, establish and maintain living plant collections, promote conservation and restoration practices, and provide a quality visitor experience. It is a joint venture of the City of Toronto, Humber College, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

The Centre for Urban Ecology, located in the Humber Arboretum, provides environmental and outdoor education programs and camps for children, families, and community members. The Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology also serve as a venue for meetings, conferences, weddings, photography, birthday parties, and special events.

Come explore a world of beauty.

A view of one of the ponds at Humber Arboretum from the hill near our outdoor classroom.
A garden display from the Humber Arboretum parking section containing, among other plants, a purple asclepias tuberosa ( butterfly weed ) used to attract many different kinds of butterflies during the spring and summer months.


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