Draves Arboretum contains over 800 different species of trees and shrubs. This collection of greenery happens to be a level II, accredited by ArbNet. Draves Arboretum includes indigenous species of trees and shrubs, some that are unusual, and several that are truly remarkable for our area. Spanning over 30 acres, experience a true oasis and breathe in the fresh air as you view trees and shrubs from all over the world, some as far as Japan and Korea. Whether the trees you see are local or introduced, you’ll find yourself marveling at their beauty and your new-found appreciation. Believe it or not, Mr. Draves has patented a new species of Honey Locust that has received awards in Europe and the U.S. We’re not sure about you, but we would dare say that his passion has made him an industry pioneer. This new species of Honey Locust help to fund his incredible and ever-growing collection.
Draves also features a newly built meeting and event facility for educational programs, business meetings and special events.
We would venture to guess, almost everyone knows that Darien Center is home to Darien Lake Amusement Park, the Coaster Capital of New York State. As visitors drive over the hill on Route 77, coasters slowly begin to appear and your adrenaline begins to rush. We would also venture to guess that many…