The Arboretum and Gardens of Keene State College have been created to support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the College by:
- preserving unique and/or mature plant specimens that may have historic value
developing and adopting a planned and botanically systematic approach to collecting and installing new and diverse plant material
- creating a model outdoor field laboratory to promote botanical and horticultural awareness as an educational resource for the College, the community, and region
- maintaining interpretive materials, including plant identification, accesion, mapping, and maintenance records
- providing a visually appealing, diverse and cohesive, accessible landscape setting that provides a physical and emotional atmosphere conducive to academic advancement, recreation, and reflection
In its Class Notes section, most issues of Keene State Today include short articles from the college arborist.
A printed brochure is currently being updated and will lead scholars and visitors on a self-guided walk through the central campus, introducing the ornamental trees and shrubs and the landscape history of the campus.