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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
+1 617-524-1717
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Should go there at all seasons

We were there on July 4 for several hours of easy walking on paved and unpaved paths. The majority... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lewis S
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Chestnut Hill
Stroll for months.

The Arnold Arboretum owned by Harvard University is located with the City of Boston, specifically... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dolores Anna C
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Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there on July 4 for several hours of easy walking on paved and unpaved paths. The majority of tree are indentified as to name, type and origin. This is a Commonwealth treasure.

Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Arnold Arboretum owned by Harvard University is located with the City of Boston, specifically JP and Roslindale. I grew up very close to the Arboretum, needless to say I’ve spent countless hours with in the gates. The Arboretum is tremendous, in all meanings of...More

Thank Dolores Anna C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Guided tours are especially helpful for one to appreciate this amazing green collection of trees, bonsai, and nursery. Trees are planted based of the age of the species. An Olmsted design of the late 1800s, and is beautifully maintained. Wonderful for plant lovers and families....More

Thank YFSA2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

This arboretum has a lot to offer for plant lovers. I especially liked the bonsai house and the visitors;' center at the gates. In the right season, it makes for a lovely slow walk, but I've been to better, more engaging places.

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of open area to appreciate with walking, biking, jogging paths. Great safe place for families to enjoy. Plenty of space where you dont hear traffic and it seems as if you are somplace other than in the city. Added bonus; close to Boston neighborhoods...More

1  Thank macanudonut
Reviewed 1 week ago

The review or advertisement that I read indicated that this place had beautiful flower gardens. We saw a small rose garden, but other than that, it really appears to be just a city park. There's very little parking in the area, and the nearest T...More

1  Thank Connie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for walk, cycling or just enjoy the many many beautiful trees, if you want some quiet time to yourself. They do offer twice a week walking tour which is quite interesting.

Thank SiuMui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this "hidden" enclave of nature right on the outskirts of Boston. Living in nearby RI, I've been before, but recently visited as a day's activity with some out of town guests. It was fantastic! The arboretum is beautiful and so accessible. We have...More

Thank Laurel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arnold Arboretum is one of my favorite places in all of Boston. Great for a low-key afternoon visit. Bring a big blanket and some books, there are lots of big grassy places to lay out and relax. Dogs are welcome as long as they...More

1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The extensive pathways through the arboretum has the trees grouped in various collections. The Mountain Laurels were in bloom and a pleasure to see growing on a hillside. The bonsai collection consisted of about 10 trees ranging in age from 90 to 250 years. The...More

Thank H S G
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This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
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areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an
emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and
organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit
Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and
little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful,
large green space well worth a visit if you venture to
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