Welcome to Leila Arboretum Society Web site


widow of cereal magnate C. W. Post, donated 72 acres to the city. She envisioned a center for culture amid the beauty of nature.

In the autumn of 1981, determined to reclaim former beauty from overgrown brush, a group of citizens with a vision for what could be, formed Leila Arboretum Society (LAS).

Don’t be misled by “Society” in our name. LAS began as a hard-working cadre of people willing to get their hands and knees dirty and remains so today. With membership and volunteers numbering in the hundreds, the Arboretum has been reborn and the love for natural spaces and gardening places has translated into friendships, a downtown that has drawn national attention, neighborhood landscaping projects, city gateway plantings, and classes that lead to master gardener certification and sheer enjoyment! There is even a one-acre Children’s Garden that has enitced representatives from other cities across the country here to see how it was done!

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Leila Arboretum Society
Battle Creek, MI 49017 MI
United States 49017

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