Established in 1967, the Yakima Area Arboretum is a 46 acre living museum holding the largest and most comprehensive collection of trees and woody shrubs in Central Washington.  Hundreds of people visit the  Arboretum each week to connect with nature, go for a walk, take a class, attend a wedding, quinceañera or other special event, plant a tree in memory of a loved one, and to find the joy, peace, and spiritual serenity they need to thrive.

As one of the top tourist attractions in Central Washington, people travel from all over the northwest to visit and learn about our curated collection of trees, shrubs and display gardens, bringing their dollars to the City of Yakima.  Many new residents cite a visit to the Yakima Area Arboretum as a key reason for why they decided to take a job in and move to Yakima.

Sponsoring the Yakima Area Arboretum means connecting with the diverse populations of Central Washington, as well as visitors to the Yakima Valley, build greater name recognition for you, and showing your support for a treasured part of our community.

Contact our Executive Director Colleen Adams-Schuppe at 509-248-7337 or to learn more.

Sponsorship Engagement

Sponsoring the Yakima Area Arboretum is a great way to engage with our members, donors and supporters.

Annual Engagement Reach

50,000 + Visitors

450+ Members/Active Donors

200 + Volunteers

4,225 + Facebook & 1,400+ Instagram Followers

2,900+ Email/e-newsletter subscribers

2,000+ Direct mail recipients


All demographics are served, from preschool to centurions. 

Annual Events

April – Arbor Festival
(Attendance: 2,000—3,000 all ages)

May – Spring Plant Sale
(Attendance: 500 adults)

June – Garden Tour
(Attendance: 400-500 adults)

June to Aug- Summer Nature Camp
(Attendance: 250 children)

September – Autumn Bounty
(Attendance: 300 adults)

December – Luminaria
(Attendance: 5,000-6,000 all ages)