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Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
+1 617-524-1717
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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 good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lilac sunday” (31 reviews)
“forest hills” (25 reviews)
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
Jamaica Plain
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"lilac sunday"
in 31 reviews
"forest hills"
in 25 reviews
"bonsai collection"
in 19 reviews
"trees and shrubs"
in 16 reviews
"harvard university"
in 18 reviews
"jamaica plain"
in 16 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 9 reviews
"orange line"
in 20 reviews
"emerald necklace"
in 13 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 8 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 7 reviews
"fall colors"
in 6 reviews
"late spring"
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"beautiful park"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"boston skyline"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll enjoy walking on the trails and enjoying the beautiful flowers, trees and the gorgeous pond. old trees and large variety of flower bushed is very unique.

Thank monameh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arboretum is absolutely stunning. There are great trees and it is a nice peaceful area that is a nice break from the city.

Thank emj502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with walking paths amongst the flowers,ponds and flowering trees. No picnics allowed ,parking can be tough it’s along the Jamaica Way which is a very busy street.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the day before the big, Mother's Day Lilac Festival. It was a cool, overcast Saturday. We drove around the south and eastern sides of the park, eventually finding a parking spot near one of the gates. We didn't have a printed map with...More

Thank NewMexBound
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent our "only" sunny day in Boston walking through this amazing place. Jut spectacular. Lilacs were in bloom and the "bonsai" exhibit was awesome. Lots of steps taken and well worth it.

Thank Christie G
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Visited Arnold Arboretum this week. Beautiful place for a walk. Lilac blooms. The grounds are well maintained. Easy parking (on a weekday).

1  Thank fleishpa
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

While visiting my son we enjoyed walking the grounds as the buds were just coming out on the trees. The Forsythia was out heralding the coming Spring, The park was very serene this early in the season. We noticed patches of blue flowers and wished...More

1  Thank Car0l27
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The Arboretum is very spread out so if you think you arrive, park and walk in any order, you don't. You can park anywhere along the road and just walk in. We had limited time so we did not do a tour which would have...More

2  Thank jtanen2
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Established in 1872, this arboretum is a great break from the noise of the city. Nature trails rule here. Stop by the Visitor Center (Hunnewell Building) to learn more about their collections. Admission is free of charge but donations are welcomed.

Thank Adventure Diva
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Our favorite open space in Boston is the Arnold Arboretum. There are lots of beautiful trails, and an incredible variety of trees and plants to enjoy throughout the good weather months of the year. The special celebration known as Lilac Sunday (usually on Mother's Day)...More

1  Thank GraceMarieGMC
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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct
community unique and separate from the bustle of other
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
...More
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Tomer C
August 27, 2017|
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Response from rosalynss2017 | Reviewed this property |
No picnic grounds since outside the Arboretum are city streets. They do have bathrooms in the info center.
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