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

400+ Members/Donors

100 + Volunteers

3, 700+ Facebook & 1,200+ Instagram Followers

2,700+ Email/e-newsletter subscribers

2,000+ Direct mail recipients


All demographics are served, from preschool to centurions.



Year-long Sponsorship Opportunities

The Yakima Area Arboretum is an urban green space and refuge on 46 acres of land cultivated as display gardens, tree collections, and natural areas. Visitors come for many reasons, to  walk the grounds, take a class, host or attend an event or meeting, learn, relax, play, and explore. The Yakima Area Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in central Washington, and a treasured part of its community. Your support will enable us to continue to provide and expand on our programs, including our 1,000+ labeled plant collection, and give you the opportunity to reach those people who are passionate about the environment and the quality of life in their community.

2020 Yearly Arboretum Sponsorship


ArborFest celebrates two of our favorite things, trees  and Yakima’s Arbor Day.  ArborFest is a free family friendly community event that strives to make environmental science fun for everyone to learn. Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.

2020 ArborFest Sponsorship

Garden Tour

The Garden Tour offers the community two days to peek over the fence at 5 beautiful private local gardens. The tour is self-guided, with garden owners and local gardener’s on hand to provide inspiration and advice for gardener’s of all levels. Sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500.

2020 Garden Tour Sponsorship

Autumn Bounty

Autumn Bounty is the Arboretum’s largest annual fundraising event of the year and features a garden party type atmosphere with music, BBQ dinner, local beer and wine, and a live and silent auction. Guests can enjoy an evening out with friends, who share our passion for trees and nature, while supporting the Arboretum! Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.

2020 Autumn Bounty Sponsorship


For 30 years the Yakima Area Arboretum has welcomed tens of thousands of area families from all across Central Washington, free-of-charge, to experience the magic of our grounds lit by the lights of over a thousand candles and twinkle lights! Sponsorship opportunities start at $10,000.

2020 Luminaria Sponsorship

Youth Education Programs

Our popular youth education programs are designed to increase a child’s exposure to the outside world. Children learn through self-discovery and structured natural science inquiry. Participants observe the plants, animals and other organisms found in the Yakima River riparian ecosystem, while increasing their knowledge of our local environment and learning how to protect our natural world. Sponsorship opportunities start at $5,000.

2020 Youth Ed Program Sponsorship