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Deerfield Beach Arboretum
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2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach

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A walk through the Deerfield Beach Arboretum is about as different from hiking the backcountry as it gets. It's known locally as the tree zoo, a nine-acre tract located within Constitution Park on the north side of Hillsboro Boulevard. Deerfield Beach established the arboretum in 1995. It has a half-mile hiking trail that is wheelchair accessible.

Although the focus of the arboretum is trees of the world, it does have it's share of native trees, and it also has a butterfly garden. There are plenty of interpretive signs identifying the trees with a common name, scientific name and country of origin. Some of the signs are faded and difficult to read, however. It's also bordered by water on three sides, which attracts a variety of ducks, herons, egrets and other birds.

The landscaping is well done, and gives the arboretum a tranquil feel even though it is situated along busy Hillsboro Boulevard. The arboretum is integrated with the park, so there are a variety of family and sports-related facilities at hand. There is plenty of parking, drinking water and restrooms on site.

 


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