The Wendy Olson Arboretum, Inc.

The Wendy Olson Arboretum, Inc.


The Wendy Olson Arboretum, Inc. is a certified level one arboretum in a residential neighborhood near downtown Hillsborough, NC. With almost three acres total, the property has a robust mix of riparian, upland, shade, and sun. The garden will feature native and keystone trees, plants, and shrubs, which support local wildlife including birds, insects,  and mammals. Many of these are pollinators.

There is a healthy perennial creek which runs through the property and flows into the Eno river. We are building beautiful strolling gardens which include native boulders and cypress log steps, as well as stone footbridges over the creek. The sunny portion of the garden will be dedicated to food foraging, fruit trees, and herbs for neighbors to enjoy, and will feature a Piedmont prairie on the portion of the property which is shared by the town’s sewer easement.

In the News
Audio interview on WHUP’s 3-D News, October 17, 2023
A garden tribute: Organizers have high hopes for Wendy Olson Arboretum, article in the News of Orange, September 29, 202

Questions? Please email us at wendyolsonarboretum at gmail dot com.

More information coming very soon!