Texas Attractions: SFA Mast Arboretum
Location: On the Stephen F. Austin University campus
About the SFA Mast Arboretum:
The first of its kind at any Texas university, the SFA Mast Arboretum is a 19-acre garden, part of which is adjacent to the Lanana Creek Trail. The garden is located on the Stephen F. Austin University campus off Wilson Street (turn onto College or Starr streets off Highway 59).
The SFA Mast Arboretum is a "living labratory" for university students in the Department of Agriculture, which oversees the garden (and whose number is listed above). It is dedicated to promoting "the conservation, selection and use of the native plants of Texas."
The arboretum is home to hundreds of varieties of plants, many of them blooming annuals but also including many woodies. It is also the location of the very first Giant Corpse Flower to bloom in Texas.
The SFA Mast Arboretum is open daily, dawn to dusk, with no admission charge (although you may have to pay to park on-campus during the week).
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