Our main arboretum is located about 10 km outside of Umeå city in the small village Baggböle. It is positioned in a scenic landscape right next to the swirling white rapids of the Umeå river. With Baggböle manor in the center, the arboretum occupies a 1 km stretch of the steep slope along the northern shore of the river. The south-facing exposure and the close proximity to the water make the growing conditions very favorable.
In the late 1800s, one of northern Sweden’s biggest sawmill industries was placed in here with Baggböle manor as the head office. The manor is now privately owned and it can offer visitors both a restaurant and a place to hold conferences. There are parking lots in connection to the manor and it is from here most of our visitors access the arboretum. This is also where you can find one of the starting points for our new path “Lägdaleden”, which is a path that is prepared for wheelchairs, baby strollers’ etc. (read more about it under Accessibility). You can also reach the arboretum by foot or by bike along the small road which runs alongside the river through the entire arboretum.