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The Administration Centre and Arboretum is location on 12 hectares (29 acres) of land just north of Inglis Falls.

In 1964, both native and exotic species were planted.  Shelterbelts of Austrian Pine and Norway spruce was established along the northern and western boundaries.  In 1973, the site was chosen as the new location of the Administration Centre and by 1977, the building was complete.   With assistance from the Owen Sound Horticultural Society, species were inventoried and name tags put on the trees for public education.    There are currently 60 different species of trees and shrubs are in the “Trees of the World Arboretum”.

In 2000, 8.7 hectares (21.5 acres) was purchase north of the Administration Centre and Arboretum.   This addition to the Arboretum is called “The Trees of Grey and Bruce”.  The Arboretum Alliance Committee was formed as part of this new addition.  To date, they have raised funds and obtained grants to complete: accessible walking trails, interpretive signage, a tree nursery & shade house, and built a large pavilion with accessible washrooms.

To find out more about the Arboretum Alliance and their unique, cutting edge work with the woody native plants (trees, shrubs and vines) that are indigenous to Grey or Bruce County please see this link.

You can access to the Bruce Trail from this location.

The pavilion can be reserved for family reunions, weddings, fund raisers, etc.  See our Fee Schedule for more information.

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.53591° North,
Longitude: -80.938° West,
UTM X Easting: 504928.8291,
Y Northing: 4931399.295

Activities
Picnic Hiking HeritageEducation

Interactive Map

Printable Map

Arboretum Trees of the World Map


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Property Closures: No closures at this time! 

Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 for important info.

***PLANNING AND PERMITS SERVICE INTERRUPTION ADVISORY***
Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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