Nannen Arboretum

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The Nannen Arboretum is a non-profit, volunteered based organization dedicated to providing home garden and natural resource education, test plots for research, and an opportunity for nature appreciation and leisure.

  • A place to meander, perhaps with a dog or two.
  • A place to teach a son or grandchild to fish.
  • A place to cross country ski or snowshoe when it’s a winter wonderland.
  • A place to walk under an arbor of flowering crab apple trees and to take time to smell the fragrance that envelops you.
  • A place just to sit and embrace the silence.
  • A place that has over 200 trees and shrubs, an herb garden with 13 beds showing off a variety of herbs not seen anywhere else in this region known as The Enchanted Mountains.
  • A place that has a replica of a 500 year old Japanese Stone Garden, a perennial flower garden, two nature study halls ideal for weddings and other celebrations.
  • A place for strolling; stroll around Lake Nipponica and see how many huge grass eating carp are sunning themselves or swimming just below the surface of the lake.
  • A place for all seasons.
  • A place for you to discover.
  • A place open year round, every day from dawn to dusk, and it costs not a single penny!

The society membership is open to anyone who desires to support the arboretum's mission.  Contact them at info [at] nannenarboretum [dot] org to join, new members are always welcome!  The arboretum is funded by donations and grants.  The society encourages you to consider one of the following donation opportunities:

  • Monetary donation – you may donate directly to the donation box located at the entry shelter at the Nannen Arboretum or on our website or by check to Nannen Arboretum Society at the address below.
  • Memorial Bricks for the Celebration Walkway – bricks are available in 2 sizes, 4” x 8” or 8” x 8” and can be ordered on our website or contact us via email or snail mail for an order form.
  • The gift of a tree or shrub – you may choose from a pre-selected list of trees and shrubs native to the Western New York area. Contact us for details via email or snail mail.
  • A polywood bench memorialized with your personal message and/or special name on a poly plaque. Contact us for details via email or snail mail.

Nannen Arboretum Society
PO Box 1016
Ellicottville, NY 14731info [at] nannenarboretum [dot] com (info [at] nannenarboretum [dot] com)

Donations made to Nannen Arboretum Society are tax deductible under federal income tax rules.

So visit 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY, 14731, behind the new Town Center and you will have found Ellicottville’s best kept secret, a place called the “Jewel in the Crown of Ellicottville”, The Nannen Arboretum.

The Arboretum also offers outdoor classrooms & meeting places. One accommodates 50 people, the other accommodates 90 people. 30 days advance notice is requested. Plenty of parking is available and lodging is available within 1 mile.

Walking around Nannen Arboretum
Nannen Arboretum
28 Parkside Drive
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
42° 17' 0.4416" N, 78° 40' 9.6852" W

Conference / Reception / Meeting Information

  • Max Capacity: 90
  • Room Fee?: Yes
  • Booking Time Requirement: 1 month
  • Are Tables & Chairs included in room fee?: Yes
  • AV Equipment?: No
  • Wireless Access: No

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Yes
  • Bus Parking: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Yes
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock: No
  • Fishing Access: None
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Yes
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Yes
  • Hiking Trail Access: Yes
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Yes
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

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