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Welcome to the Donald E. Davis Arboretum
The Davis Arboretum provides visitors with a setting for reflection and relaxation and place for a walk through a natural setting. The primary purposes; however, are those of conservation, education, and research on ecosystem preservation and diversity.
The Arboretum shows plants growing in the special habitats
that exist in the state of Alabama, such as rocky hillsides,
stream bottoms, pond edges, salt spray influenced sand dunes, pitcher plant bogs and the alkaline soil of the Black Belt Prairie.
Our management philosophy is to allow
and encourage native species and habitats,
while trying to eliminate or control those
species that are invasive (either native or introduced).
The Arboretum is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset.
There is no charge for admission. Restrooms are located on the east side of the pavilion. P
Parking is available near the entrances on three sides: Along Lem Morrison and the Poultry Science parking lot, along Garden Drive and in the Arboretum parking lot off Garden Drive. During the week you must have an Auburn University parking hangtag or a visitor permit from the AU Parking Service to use these spaces. Weekends and holidays parking passes are not required. See site map.