Spread across the 238-acre campus, with a pinetum and a greenway, Hofstra Arboretum has a sensory garden for disabled visitors with plants at wheelchair level and a water element for sound; the New American Garden on the north campus features easy-care perennials and ornamental grasses, and there's a bird sanctuary with waterfall and songbird study garden, open on request. Visitors also can take a self-guided tour of the gothic labyrinth made from 40 feet of circular granite with parterre.
Stroll the grounds and arboretum at Hofstra University(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
A sculpture titled "Creating" by J. Seward Johnson Jr. sits on the lawn near Hofstra Hall at Hofstra University in Hempstead.
A statue greets visitors at the entrance of a Pinetum near the Spiegel Theater on the south campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead. (Dec. 27, 2011)
A tree extends to the sky in the Pinetum near the Spiegel Theater on the south campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead. To become a Tree City, a community must have a department that attends to trees, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.
The vibrant red berries of a tree are seen on a square near Calkins Hall on the south campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead.