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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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  • Average2%
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125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130-3500
Jamaica Plain
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"lilac sunday"
in 31 reviews
"bonsai collection"
in 18 reviews
"trees and shrubs"
in 16 reviews
"harvard university"
in 17 reviews
"jamaica plain"
in 16 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 9 reviews
"orange line"
in 19 reviews
"emerald necklace"
in 13 reviews
"full bloom"
in 10 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 8 reviews
"fall colors"
in 6 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 20 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"boston skyline"
in 9 reviews
"green space"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

During Week #1 of vacation with a friend from the South Shore of Massachusetts, we took a daytrip to Arnold Arboretum. It had been on my wish list of places to go in the Boston suburbs for quite awhile after I moved away from that...More

Thank Maurene_K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this park several times per year. There are always different types of plants to look at depending on the season. You won't see a bigger variety in the area. You can see the Boston skyline from up on Peter's Hill. The park...More

1  Thank joshdigi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My child loves to take pictures of flowers and nature. We had a lot of fun walking for about 1.5 hours in the Arnold Arboretum. It is apart of the Emerald Necklace-a greenspace in Boston. There are 3 small ponds and pretty flowers.

Thank Mjames5432
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great green space, probably not at its best on a hot humid day, but gorgeous in spring and fall. The visitor's center has little more than maps and postcards to offer. No gift shop or snacks, which I thought was rather strange

Thank barbaraeleonora
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started in 1872,located in Jamaica plain and Spread over 280 acres,The museum of living trees in Boston displays more than 15000 variety of trees ,shrubs and vines from all over the world. Open from sunrise to sunset daily the visitors can learn about trees and...More

1  Thank Inam K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost 300 hundred acres of pathways, walkways and green space for pedestrians, bikes, scooters, strollers... you name it. Bring your dog on a leash and take in the fresh air and natural setting- great after work down time space. Most trees are named for your...More

1  Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The Arnold Arboretum is a great green space. Most of the trees and plants are labeled so you know what they are. There are not just trees but also climbing plants, some flowers. There is a bonsai garden. Anyone can visit for a walk, bike...More

Thank Wen L
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you are in for a long walk in a large park, this place is for you. Very quiet park, far from the main attractions in Boston. I arrived there by taking the bus. Line 39 will get you there (drop off at South St...More

Thank 1zexplorer
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Whenever I happen to be in the neighborhood I like to stop by and go for a walk at the arboretum. It provides a nice respite from driving (especially on the Fenway and Jamaicaway!). The opportunity to put names to trees that I have admired...More

Thank Virgilian1
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

As a tree lover, I was very impressed. Trees are well labeled and there are many unusual varieties. Nice dawn redwoods.

Thank Richardhencke
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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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