Landis Arboretum

Search again Edit this page
United States of America - New York - Esperance

Institution Code: GLARB

BGCI Member: No

About the Landis Arboretum

The Landis Arboretum is a public garden overlooking historic Schoharie Valley near Esperance, New York. The Arboretum's 548-acre site stretches easily into both Schoharie and Montgomery Counties. Forty acres are developed with plantings of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials from around the world. The remainder of the property consists of natural areas, woodlands, wetlands, more than 8 miles of trails, and open fields reminiscent of the former Oak Nose Farm, homestead of founder Fred Lape.
Among the Arboretum's horticultural features are its collections of notable trees, flowering ornamental trees and shrubs, tough trees for tough sites, conifers, and oaks. Two old growth forests and additional natural areas representing various stages of succession await visitors The Van Loveland Perennial Garden at the old farm house and the recently restored Quarry Garden are seasonal favorites.
Like the venerable 500-year-old Great Oak that captures the sight and imagination of every visitor to the Lape Estate, the Arboretum itself is a mighty oak evolved from an acorn of inspiration and nurtured by passionate people united in their love and respect for nature. Interpretive signage aids visitors in their enjoyment and understanding of the collections and ecosystems of the Arboretum – while they delight in the sweeping vistas of the countryside.

Main Address:
Landis Arboretum
174 Lape Road
P.O. Box 186
New York 12066 United States of America

Telephone: (518) 875-6935
Fax: (518) 875-6394
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Fred Breglia, Horticulture and Operations Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1951
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 222 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.7846270
    Longitude: -74.2702260
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 222
  • Seed Bank: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
  • Special Collections:Spring bulbs, rhododendrons, oriental and US conifers, Malus, Viburnum, cotoneasters, native plants, alpines, bonsai, Lilacs, Rhododendrons, Crabapples, Oaks, Buckleya distichophylla, Perennials

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes