Mission, Purpose, Vision


To support educational, scientific, civic, and cultural programs and activities relating to the advancement of arboriculture, horticulture and related fields by providing support for the Cox Arboretum MetroPark as a free arboretum/museum for the benefit of the general public.


To receive and maintain a fund or funds and apply the whole or, from time to time, any part of the principal or income, exclusively to educational or scientific purposes and activities with particular emphasis on the establishment and maintenance of a free museum for the benefit of the general public.


Through development and implementation of the Master Plan, ensure that all visitors, members, volunteers and staff of Cox Arboretum will Escape, Discover and Grow in an inspiring outdoor refuge that connects them to nature and the practice of sustainable horticulture.