Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum

Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum

Located on the school grounds of the North Bend High School, the Franklin-Cotterell Greens Arboretum encompasses most of the marginal areas around the school and athletic facilities. Its features include an outdoor classroom with wildflower and native grass plots, a pond and a waterfall. The arboretum is spread out over 22 acres of school grounds and includes a handicap-accessible loop. Franklin-Cotterell Greens is an accredited affiliated site of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Visitors are always welcome. The arboretum has hosted a wagon train, Civil War reenactors, BRAN (Bike Ride Across Nebraska) riders and invites Girl Scout groups to visit as well.

Trees, trees, trees…
Over 100 varieties of trees, shrubs, wild flower and native grass plots, small pond and waterfall are on the 22 acre site.

Capacity: adaptable

Birds, birds, birds...
The site is host to a number of resident and migratory species. Spring and fall migrations periods have the largest numbers and varieties.

Capacity: Small groups will be the most successful.

Where: North Bend Central High School, 14th and Walnut, North Bend

Who: adaptable to Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Adults

When: year round

Cost: none

Contact the principal or activities director at North Bend Central H.S., 402.652.3268.

Self-guided hikes are available anytime. Guided hikes with arboretum curator and North Bend H.S. science teacher Bob Feurer may be available by reservation, depending upon his availability. Contact him by email or phone, 402.652.3268.

Girl Scouts visiting the arboretum may work towards completing nature-related badges.

Chaperones: Follow Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Questions: Email Bob Feurer or call 402.652.3268

1/2 mile of concrete trail wheelchair accessible, maps available upon request or Google Earth “North Bend, NE”. Located in NW corner of town.