1995, a group was organized to help and assist the college staff
with the arboretum's operation and maintenance. This group, called
Friends of the Palomar College Arboretum,
is an organization composed of biologists,
naturalists, horticulturalists, businessmen, retirees, college
students/staff and the general public. All of whom appreciate
and enjoy the natural gifts the arboretum offers. There are presently
many active members. Brian Hawthorne, was a past president of Palomar's A.S.G. in 1973, and along with James Robert Kelly, was responsible
for the Governing Board's decision to set aside an area for arboretum
The Friends of Palomar College Arboretum
continues to grow and always welcomes new members. Furthermore,
garden clubs and plant societies looking for a meeting place
or any interested in the arboretum are encouraged to call for
In the past, the college arboretum has been funded and assisted
by the college, the Patrons of Palomar College, Friends of the
Palomar College Arboretum, Palomar College Student Government,
volunteers, local Boy Scout troops and the Palomar College
Donations to help promote arboretum projects
can be made payable to the
"Palomar College Foundation: Arboretum"
Donation and Membership form.
Thank you for your support!
Palomar College Board of Directors