About Us

In late 2012, six residents (three from each community) and the Staff Horticulturist formed a committee to work on formulating an application for accreditation as a Level I arboretum through the ArbNet Program and recognized amongst other professional public gardens in the Morton Register of Arboreta. With formal approval granted in April 2013, an expanded governance structure has evolved to guide policy, operations and activities. Resident teams on each campus guide activities such as maintaining current Loop Walk lists and maps, planning educational programs, and organizing an Adopt-A-Tree program and suggesting new trees. A Joint Committee has been formed with members from both communities to guide policies and procedures. All Arboretum activities are under the guidance and supervision of the Kendal-Crosslands Grounds Supervisor.

Group tours can be arranged a week in advance by calling the Kendal-Crosslands Grounds Supervisor at (610) 388-5558. No dogs please!

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Mission and Goals


Protecting natural resources is an important part of the Kendal Corporation tradition. The Kendal Crosslands Arboretum (KCA) assures good land stewardship, provides a serene setting, instills community pride, and offers educational experiences for residents and visitors.

Read more: Mission and Goals

KCA Joint Committee Officers

Chairperson: Jennifer Allcock
Team Leaders and Vice Chairs:
     Kendal: Ellen Wilkinson and Eve Thyrum.
     Crosslands: Jennifer Allcock
Treasurer: Phil Dewey
Gift Coordinators:
     Kendal: Dee Stevens
     Crosslands: Jennifer Allcock

Annual Report


Since the Arboretum Fund was established in the Fall of 2014, twenty-three memorial trees have been planted. Due to the generosity of donors on both campuses and relatives of former residents, together with additional unrestricted gifts, almost $23,000 has been received by the Arboretum Fund. Because such gifts are guaranteed for two years, monies are set aside to cover that period for each tree. The balance of funds is used to pay for tree tags and other tree-related expenses. 

Read more: Annual Reports

The Kendal Crosslands Arboretum was registered by the ArbNet Program and recognized amongst other professional public gardens in the Morton Register of Arboreta. The certificate my be viewed below.

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