Yellowstone Arboretum

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United States of America - Montana - Billings

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Yellowstone Arboretum

The Yellowstone Arboretum and ZooMontana Botanical Park are located on the 70 acre grounds of ZooMontana. The arboretum contains 200 accessioned species of trees, woody shrubs and vines. All gardens are connected by paved pathway system that also connects the animal habitats. Areas include Beartooth Pinetum, Asian Garden, Homestead Collection, Old Pond Collection and Sensory Garden. The arboretum has been accredited by ArbNet as a Level 1.

Main Address:
Yellowstone Arboretum
2100 South Shiloh Road
Montana 59106 United States of America

Telephone: (406) 652-8100
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jeff Ewelt, Director
    Curator's Name: Scott Meyers
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Scott Meyers
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1984
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Total Area: 28 Hectares
    Latitude: 45.7322528
    Longitude: -108.6210418
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Yellowstone Arboretum
  • Local Address: 2100 Shiloh Road
  • Locality: City: Billings
  • Locality: State: Montana

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 28
  • Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 170000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 200
  • Special Collections:Asian Collection
    Dwarf Conifer Garden
    North American Conifer Garden
    Fruit Tree Collection
    Memorial Tree Program
  • Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes