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Glen Arboretum

The Bridge above the Glen Arboretum

The Glen Arboretum is a treasured campus and community resource located adjacent to Smith and Van Bokkelen Halls. For decades the 12 acres of woods that make up the Glen have been used by students and faculty as a place of quiet repose and scientific exploration. Our mission today is to:

  • Establish and maintain specimens of plants, principally trees and shrubs, that are native to Maryland
  • Provide an educational experience for the university community and community at large that is both scientifically accurate yet accessible to lay persons
  • Serve as an outreach and community engagement tool of the university

The Glen Arboretum is a valuable resource for ongoing research in biology and chemistry, and a central location for the experiential learning-based program, the Towson University Challenge Course. Future plans for the Glen involve development of new signage, more accessible foot paths and restoration of the picnic areas.

Explore the Glen Arboretum

Map of the Glen Arboretum

The Glen Arboretum

Contact: James Hull
Location: Psychology Building, Room 512 (map)



The Glen Arboretum was the subject of an article featured in the fall, 2014 issue of the Towson University Alumni Magazine. Read "Reinventing the Glen."


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Trees of Towson Walking Tour

TU Tree Club

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