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Who We Are
The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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Save the Date!


The Croton Arboretum’s 22nd Annual Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 15. Details to come . . .


Winter Tree Walk

Arborist Craig Stevens can answer all your questions about selecting, identifying, planting and pruning trees—including tips on how to prevent storm damage, why pruning is critical in the aftermath, and which trees to avoid planting in the first place. Join Craig for the Croton Arboretum’s 12th Annual Winter Tree Walk on Sunday, February 4, from 12 to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. We will park at the entrance on Fox Road and walk into the Arboretum. Rain or shine.


Thank You!

Many thanks to Rick and Susan Sammon, who held the first of two sold-out photo walks this morning to raise money to complete the Arboretum's handicap-accessible boardwalk. The Sammons are donating their time and expertise to share tips for finding interesting subjects and capturing high-quality images—both for serious photographers to smart phone shooters. In addition to on-site instruction, participants from both sessions will get a link to Rick’s online class, “Master the Art and Craft of Landscape Photography.” Learn more about Rick and his photo workshops at



Photo Walks with Renowned Photographer Rick Sammon

Local resident and internationally renowned photo instructor Rick Sammon will lead guided photo walks at the Arboretum on October 14 and October 15. The events will help raise funds to complete work on our handicap-accessible boardwalk.

Nature lovers and photo enthusiasts are invited to join Rick on a guided photo walk on Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. or Sunday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. During each 1-hour session, Rick will share his tips for finding interesting subjects and capturing high-quality images. Photo instruction will focus on three natural elements found in the Arboretum: leaves, roots, and rocks. All levels of photographers, from serious amateurs to smart phone shooters, will benefit from this small group educational experience. In addition to on-site instruction, participants will get a link to Rick’s online class, “Master the Art and Craft of Landscape Photography.”

Classes are limited to 12 participants per group. Cost for each guided walk, which includes access to the online class, is $25 per person. Advance registration is required.

Click here for the registration form.

Questions? Call us at 914-487-3830.


Croton Arboretum Beer Tasting

Join us for a beer tasting and meet Justin Sturges, Experimental Brewer at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample three different beers (all graciously donated by Captain Lawrence), learn about the beer brewing process from an expert and take home a free tasting glass. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a lovely private home in Croton. Appetizers will be served. The cost is $20 per person and all proceeds benefit the Croton Arboretum. Space is limited. To purchase tickets call 914-487-3830.