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The Arboretum encompasses Armstrong’s 268-acre campus and displays a wide variety of shrubs and other woody plants. Developed areas of campus contain native and introduced species of trees and shrubs. Most are labeled. Natural areas of campus contain plants typical in Georgia’s coastal broadleaf evergreen forests such as live oak, southern magnolia, red bay, horse sugar and sparkleberry. Several plant collections have been established in the Arboretum, including a Camellia Garden, Conifer Garden, Fern Garden, Ginger Garden, Primitive Garden and an International Garden. The Arboretum is open to the public seven days a week during the daylight hours.


The function of the Armstrong Arboretum can be divided into four areas:


The Arboretum provides an outdoor laboratory for use by faculty and students in Botany, Biology, Environmental Studies, Photography, Art, and other departments.


The Arboretum functions as a sanctuary for the preservation and conservation of plants. With collections of native and exotic flora, the Arboretum provides a model for environmentally sound urban landscape management.

Community Outreach

The Arboretum allows the university to provide botanical and horticultural information to the community. Educational opportunities will be provided in the form of workshops, demonstrations, and tours. Booklets, maps, and plant guides allow the public to explore the Arboretum on their own.


The Arboretum provides a place where people of the University and the community may enjoy passive recreation in a beautiful setting. By walking through the collections or enjoying a stop on one of the many benches, visitors can renew themselves through contact with the natural world.


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(Nov. 18, 2014) — Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) during the organization’s annual meeting on Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C. 

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