Visitor Guide

The Guide

Our Vision

The Longview Arboretum is a 26-acre park with a master plan for design being phased in as fundraising progresses. Through the generosity of donors and local business, the first phase of construction (11 acres) is now open to the public!  We value the hours, enthusiasm, and donations you’ve provided to see this arboretum cultivated, and hope you’ll join us in seeing it mature and blossom. 


The Longview Arboretum and Nature Center is located just west of Spur 31/McCann on Cotton Street and adjacent to Maude Cobb Convention Center.  Our main entrance is located at:


Parking is free and located in front of the Visitor Center building on Cotton Street.  Overflow parking for events is available at Maude Cobb.  The west gate entrance adjacent to Maude Cobb will be open during events that require overflow parking.

Admission and Hours

Hours of Operation

May 1 - August 31

September 1 - April 30

Daily admission rates available for purchase at the front desk

We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Fourth of July.

Please note that our hours are subject to change.

Group Tours

Learn about the plant life in the Longview Arboretum by scheduling a tour with a Garden Guide. Tours for groups of 10 or more are available by appointment, at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM, Wednesday-Friday.  Guided tours are $7 per person, which includes your admission fee.  Please schedule at least 7 days in advance for group tours and other programs. For groups of more than 10, two docents will be required in order to keep our small ratios and ensure enjoyment and an educational experience for everyone in your group.