About the Arboretum

The Arboretum at Murray State University is a public educational display garden located on the Pullen Farm at Murray State.

Come take a stroll, go for a run, or walk your leashed dog on our 0.8 mile long track, but remember to leave your bike at home.

Wander through our student=maintained gardens and view our ever growing collections of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.  Check out the view of the 40+ acre Pullen Farm from on top of the "Mountain." 

See how many butterflies you can spot on our new Butterfly Garden next to the pond while you play on our Butterfly themed Play Pocket.

These are only a few examples of what The Arboretum at Murray State University has to offer.  Come out during daylight hours and explore for yourself!

Reserve an area like our large pavilion or one of our smaller pavilions for your next party, shower, or reception. 

Support The Arboretum

Donations are vital to the growth of the Arboretum at Murray State University.  If you are interested in making a donation please contact Abby Hensley, Office of Development at 270.809.3841  or make a gift online.

Join the Friends of the Arboretum to help support and expand our gardens and collections, stimulate interest in The Arboretum, encourage educational and recreational use, and provide financial support for the day-to-day operation of The Arboretum.  We depend upon memberships and gifts for most of our operating expenditures.  

Membership Levels: Annual Membership July 1 - June 30

  • General $35
  • Clubs/Organizations $100
  • Pullen Society $1,000-$3,999
  • Hickory Society $4,000 - Up

Board of Directors

  • Paula Edwards, President
  • Johnnie Stockdale
  • Kathy Wimberley
  • Carol Brunn
  • Bob Johnson
  • Paul Rister
  • Sue Overbey
  • Sid Martin

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