Beginning in 2006, HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein formed an Arboretum Committee to develop an Arboretum and Botanical Garden on campus. With the help of numerous committee members, the landscape team at HPU and a team of students, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens have developed dramatically. The goal of the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is to beautify the HPU campus and preserve the environmental surroundings using what God has provided. All this is done with the goal of also providing unique educational opportunities for students and visitors alike.

In recognition for her tireless efforts and vision to bring to fruition the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the High Point University Board announced the naming of the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in late 2009. The First Lady has worked with faculty, staff, students, landscape designers, local garden clubs, donors and other institutions  to seize the opportunity to create and establish a campus-wide arboretum that houses various themed gardens.

At each of the 29 gardens, an information box is located containing a brochure featuring a map of that garden, and a list of included plants. The Arboretum is spread throughout the campus and is constantly being expanded with an overall goal of increasing the diversity throughout.





Additions to the plant collections and expansion of the gardens is a continuous process so be sure to visit often and stay up to date through our website, Facebook page and Instagram account. Feel free to contact us at or for information about honoring or memorializing a loved one contact Chris Dudley at 336.841.4530 and

Arboretum CommitteeStudent Arboretum Team
Mrs. Mariana QubeinJordan Johnston
Mrs. Nancy Warburton Walter Galarowicz
Mr. Matt MahoneyAlec Garfield
Mrs. Phyllis MorganKayla Lewallen
Mr. John PaulinCaroline Peacock
Dr. Kelli SappEvan Fulghum
Dr. Donald A. Scarborough
Mr. Patrick Moore
Mr. Barry Kitley
Mr. Troy Thompson
Dr. Nicky Hughes
Mrs. Kay Maynard
Dr. Cindy Vigueira
Dr. John Turpin
Dr. Angela Bauer
Dr. Jason Lattier
Dr. Patrick Vigueira
Mrs. Donna Smith
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