About the Arboretum
A Natural Haven
At Pathways Arboretum there are various gardens situated in a beautiful, natural setting of hardwood shade trees, and vegetation. There is a natural 30 acre wetland/bog in the backdrop, teeming with numerous types of wildlife all year long.
Over the last 2 1/2 decades we have added a bounty of rare and unusual ginkgo‘s, beeches, Japanese maples, spruces, pines, firs, hemlocks and many other species of conifers, & trees. Around every path there are perennials, annuals, and shrubs flowering throughout the season.
We introduced natural hard scape materials to create different designs. Lime stone outcropping, flags stone, Chicago granite pavers and various aggregates from around the country have been incorporated in the paths, borders and garden floors.
We were fortunate to find 1,500 lbs. of basalt stone spires which we used in the secret garden and the meditation garden. Hot stone massages with basalt stone is known to relieve tension, pain, stress, and anxiety.
The garden overall is based heavily on specimen style plantings. We also have small beds of witch's brooms(genetic mutation) from mother plants.
The 5 ponds, and babbling brook are woven through a portion of the property which gives the sound of peace and tranquility.
We look forward to sharing our garden, yoga retreats, & event photographs with you.