Curriculum Content Standards: Science
(3) Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
Trees and plants from the palouse prairie habitats of western Montana have been planted in this beautiful and spacious setting at the edge of the Flathead Valley Community College campus. The garden and arboretum were established in 1997 by members of the Flathead chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society. The garden and arboretum are in full sun with no irrigation.
Trails and Terrain:
There are flat walking trails around this seven acre arboretum.
Wildlife is rarely seen at this site.
On-Site Educational Programs:
Tours of the arboretum for the public are the first Wednesday in June at 7 pm. No interpreter is otherwise available.
Open while Flathead Valley Community College is in session. Early June offers the best viewing.
The Flathead Valley Community College Arboretum is located behind the Blake Hall administrative building.
Parking and Entrance to Site:
From Highway 93, turn onto Grandview Drive. The arboretum and native plant garden are located behind the Blake Hall administrative building on the east side of the campus.
There is ample parking available approximately 100 feet from the garden and arboretum.
Google Earth Driving Directions:
Group size limits:
No facilities on the arboretum site.
Flathead Chapter of the Native Plant Society, 257-2540